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Run cupsaddsmb (Quiet Mode)

The cupsaddsmb command copies the needed files into your [print$] share. Additionally, the PPD associated with this printer is copied from /etc/cups/ppd/ to [print$] . There the files wait for convenient Windows client installations via Point'n'Print. Before we can run the command successfully, we need to be sure that we can authenticate toward Samba. If you have a small network, you are probably using user-level security ( security = user).

Here is an example of a successfully run cupsaddsmb command:


cupsaddsmb -U root infotec_IS2027

Password for root required to access localhost via Samba: 

To share all printers and drivers, use the -a parameter instead of a printer name. Since cupsaddsmb exports” the printer drivers to Samba, it should be obvious that it only works for queues with a CUPS driver associated.

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