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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 configura-
       tion,  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 (%) charac-
            ter, 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

           [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 sys-
       tem 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 %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\W32X86\3 folder for 32-bit driv-
       ers and %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\X64\3 folder for  64-bit  driv-
       ers.

       However,  currently  only  Windows  2000 and higher is supported by the
       Microsoft driver, so you will also need to get the Adobe driver to sup-
       port  Windows  95,  98, and Me clients. The Adobe and Microsoft drivers
       for Windows 2000 are identical.

       Once you have extracted the driver files, copy the  32-bit  drivers  to
       the  /usr/share/cups/drivers  directory  and  the 64-bit drivers to the
       /usr/share/cups/drivers/x64 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.



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 fol-
       lowing 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.



KNOWN ISSUES

       Getting the full set of Windows driver files should be easier.



SEE ALSO

       smbd(8), smb.conf(5), http://localhost:631/help



COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2007-2013 by Apple Inc.



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