This section describes three familiar methods, plus one new one, by which
printer drivers may be uploaded.
If you want to use the MS-RPC-type printing, you must upload the
drivers onto the Samba server first (
share). For a discussion on how to deposit printer drivers on the
Samba host (so the Windows clients can download and use them via
“Point'n'Print”), please refer to the
chapter of this book. There you will find a description or reference to
three methods of preparing the client drivers on the Samba server:
The GUI, “Add Printer Wizard”
The command line, “smbclient/rpcclient” upload-from-a-UNIX-workstation method.
The Imprints tool set method.
These three methods apply to CUPS all the same. The
utility is a new and more
convenient way to load the Windows drivers into Samba and is provided if you use CUPS.
is discussed in much detail later in this chapter. But we first
explore the CUPS filtering system and compare the Windows and UNIX printing architectures.