Re: [Samba] RSAT Print Management won't show shared printers under the "Printers" section
- Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2017 19:32:44 +0200
- From: Thomas Keppler via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Samba] RSAT Print Management won't show shared printers under the "Printers" section
thanks for the workaround. Seems to work for me.
I will probably use Windows 8.1 on a management VM just so I can use the Windows 8.1 RSAT tools to work around the issue in the mean time.
> Can you please open a bug report against Samba 4.7 (see
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Bug_Reporting) and include the
> information from this thread and a level 10 debug log. Thanks.
I will do my best to open up a bug report during the upcoming week (I want to setup a clean environment for testing and logging). Shall I mention you in it?
> It seems like a bug or maybe an incompatibility introduced by a recent
> Windows 7 update.
I have tried the Windows 7 IE11 Virtual Machine provided directly by Microsoft. It was last updates on 26th November 2014 by default (Last update: KB2835361). Installed most recent version of RSAT tools on that and I've got the same problem. It might be an issue in the Print Management snap-in itself, though. But we'll find that out sooner or later during the bug report. :-)
For anyone finding this via Google, as Marc pointed out, the workaround seems to be:
> As a workaround, on Win 7 you can still assign drivers without using the
> Print Management console:
> - Start / Run
> - Enter \\print_server_name\, click "OK"
> - Press the "View remote printers" button
> There you can right-click to printers and manage them same as in the
> console. Win7 was the last version where you can manage printer this
Alternatively, you can use Windows 10 or Windows 8.1's RSAT tools.
One caveat by using the technique above seems that printer preferences aren't persisted or only in a way Windows 7 can see it.
Thank you for being so helpful so far and quick to respond. I hope the bug hunt will reveal what the real issue is here.
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