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NAME
       cupsaddsmb - export printers to samba for windows clients

SYNOPSIS
       cupsaddsmb  [  -H samba-server ] [ -U samba-user ] [ -h cups-server ] [
       -v ] -a
       cupsaddsmb [ -H samba-server ] [ -U samba-user ] [ -h cups-server  ]  [
       -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.

       The -H option specifies the SAMBA server which  defaults  to  the  CUPS
       server.

       The  -U  option specifies the SAMBA print admin username which defaults
       to your current username.

       The -a option exports all known  printers.  Otherwise  only  the  named
       printers are exported.

       The -h option specifies a different CUPS server to use.

       The -v option specifies that verbose information should be shown and 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  SAMBA  (via
       the  smb.conf  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 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 %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, create a "drivers" directory
       in the CUPS data directory (usually /usr/share/cups) and copy the files
       exactly as named below:

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


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 driv-
       ers  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, create a "drivers"  directory
       in the CUPS data directory (usually /usr/share/cups) and copy the files
       exactly as named below:

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


ADOBE POSTSCRIPT DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS
       cupsaddsmb can use the Adobe PostScript  printer  driver  for  Windows,
       which   are   available   for   download   from   the  Adobe  web  site
       (http://www.adobe.com).

       The CUPS printer driver is preferred over the Adobe drivers since  they
       support  the  page-label, job-billing, and job-hold-until options fully
       on all printers. You can use the Adobe drivers for Windows 9x  and  the
       CUPS drivers for Windows 2000 and higher. The Adobe and Microsoft driv-
       ers for Windows 2000 are identical.

       Once you have extracted the driver files, create a "drivers"  directory
       in the CUPS data directory (usually /usr/share/cups) and copy the files
       exactly as named below:

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

SEE ALSO
       CUPS Software  Administrators  Manual,  http://localhost:631/documenta-
       tion.html

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 1993-2005 by Easy Software Products, All Rights Reserved.



19 August 2004            Common UNIX Printing System            cupsaddsmb(8)