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NAME

       cupsaddsmb - export printers to samba for windows clients

SYNOPSIS

       cupsaddsmb  [ -H samba-server ] [ -U samba-user[%samba-password] ] [ -h
       cups-server[:port] ] [ -v ] -a
       cupsaddsmb [ -H samba-server ] [ -U samba-user[%samba-password] ] [  -h
       cups-server[:port] ] [ -v ] printer [ ... printer ]

DESCRIPTION

       cupsaddsmb  exports  printers  to  the SAMBA software (version 2.2.0 or
       higher)  for  use  with  Windows  clients.  Depending  on   the   SAMBA
       configuration,  you  may  need  to  provide  a  password  to export the
       printers. This  program  requires  the  Windows  printer  driver  files
       described below.

OPTIONS

       cupsaddsmb supports the following options:

       -H samba-server
            Specifies the SAMBA server which defaults to the CUPS server.

       -U samba-user[%samba-password]
            Specifies  the  SAMBA  print admin username which defaults to your
            current  username.  If  the  username  contains  a   percent   (%)
            character,  then  the text following the percent is treated as the
            SAMBA password to use.

       -a
            Exports all known printers. Otherwise only the named printers  are
            exported.

       -h cups-server[:port]
            Specifies a different CUPS server to use.

       -v
            Specifies that verbose information should be shown. This is useful
            for debugging SAMBA configuration problems.

SAMBA CONFIGURATION

       cupsaddsmb uses the new RPC-based printing support in  SAMBA  2.2.x  to
       provide  printer  drivers  and PPD files to Windows client machines. In
       order to use this functionality, you must  first  configure  the  SAMBA
       smb.conf(5) file to support printing through CUPS and provide a printer
       driver download share, as follows:

           [global]
            load printers = yes
            printing = cups
            printcap name = cups

           [printers]
            comment = All Printers
            path = /var/spool/samba
            browseable = no
            public = yes
            guest ok = yes
            writable = no
            printable = yes
            printer admin = root

           [print$]
            comment = Printer Drivers
            path = /etc/samba/drivers
            browseable = yes
            guest ok = no
            read only = yes
            write list = root

       This configuration  assumes  a  FHS-compliant  installation  of  SAMBA;
       adjust  the  [printers]  and  [print$]  share paths accordingly on your
       system as needed.

MICROSOFT POSTSCRIPT DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS

       The base driver for Windows 2000 and higher is the Microsoft PostScript
       driver, which is available on any system running Windows 2000 or higher
       in the %WINDOWS%\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\W32X86\3 folder.

       The CUPS printer driver is preferred over the Microsoft driver since it
       supports  the page-label, job-billing, and job-hold-until options fully
       on all printers. However, currently only Windows  2000  and  higher  is
       supported  by  the  Microsoft  driver, so you will also need to get the
       Adobe driver to support Windows 95, 98, and Me clients. The  Adobe  and
       Microsoft drivers for Windows 2000 are identical.

       Once   you   have   extracted  the  driver  files,  copy  them  to  the
       /usr/share/cups/drivers directory exactly as named below:

           [Windows 2000 and higher]
           ps5ui.dll
           pscript.hlp
           pscript.ntf
           pscript5.dll

       Note: Unlike Windows, case is significant - make sure that you use  the
       lowercase  filenames  shown  above,  otherwise  cupsaddsmb will fail to
       export the drivers.

CUPS POSTSCRIPT DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS

       cupsaddsmb can use the CUPS v6 PostScript printer driver  for  Windows,
       which is available for download from the CUPS web site.

       The  CUPS  printer  driver  is  preferred  over the Adobe and Microsoft
       drivers since it supports the page-label,  job-billing,  and  job-hold-
       until  options  fully  on all printers. However, currently only Windows
       2000 and higher is supported by the CUPS driver, so you will also  need
       to get the Adobe driver to support Windows 95, 98, and Me clients.

       Once   you   have   extracted  the  driver  files,  copy  them  to  the
       /usr/share/cups/drivers directory exactly as named below:

           [Windows 2000 and higher]
           cups6.ini
           cupsui6.dll
           cupsdrv6.dll
           ps5ui.dll
           pscript.hlp
           pscript.ntf
           pscript5.dll

       Note: Unlike Windows, case is significant - make sure that you use  the
       lowercase  filenames  shown  above,  otherwise  cupsaddsmb will fail to
       export the drivers.

ADOBE POSTSCRIPT DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS 95, 98, AND ME

       cupsaddsmb can use the Adobe PostScript printer driver for Windows  95,
       98,  and  ME,  which are available for download from the Adobe web site
       (http://www.adobe.com).

       The Adobe driver does not support the page-label, job-billing, or  job-
       hold-until options.

       Once  you  have  installed  the  driver  on  a Windows system, copy the
       following files to the  /usr/share/cups/drivers  directory  exactly  as
       named below:

           [Windows 95, 98, and Me]
           ADFONTS.MFM
           ADOBEPS4.DRV
           ADOBEPS4.HLP
           ICONLIB.DLL
           PSMON.DLL

       Note:  Unlike Windows, case is significant - make sure that you use the
       UPPERCASE filenames shown above,  otherwise  cupsaddsmb  will  fail  to
       export the drivers.

SEE ALSO

       smbd(8), smb.conf(5), http://localhost:631/help
       http://www.cups.org/windows/

COPYRIGHT

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