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Installing PostScript Driver Files Manually Using rpcclient

Of course, you can run all the commands that are embedded into the cupsaddsmb convenience utility yourself, one by one, and upload and prepare the driver files for future client downloads.

  1. Prepare Samba (a CUPS print queue with the name of the printer should be there. We are providing the driver now).

  2. Copy all files to [print$] .

  3. Run rpcclient adddriver (for each client architecture you want to support).

  4. Run rpcclient setdriver.

We are going to do this now. First, read the man page on rpcclient to get a first idea. Look at all the printing-related subcommands: enumprinters , enumdrivers , enumports , adddriver , and setdriver are among the most interesting ones. rpcclient implements an important part of the MS-RPC protocol. You can use it to query (and command) a Windows NT (or 200x/XP) PC, too. MS-RPC is used by Windows clients, among other things, to benefit from the Point'n'Print features. Samba can now mimic this as well.

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