The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 3306
Printing from MS Access XP
Last modified: 2005-12-15 08:30:38 UTC
We are experiencing troubles with Samba and MS Access XP.
The problem has already been reported twice on the users list (first time in septembre 2002 and Samba 2.2.5).
Here are the links:
Here are some extracts:
>We are experiencing a strange problem using Microsoft Access XP on
>Windows XP to create a report when the default printer is set to a
>network Samba Printer with drivers stored on the print$ share of the
>We have already tried setting 'default devmode = yes' on the printer
>within smb.conf, but without luck.
>We have found that we can set the default printer on the workstation
>to a locally stored printer definition (Generic Text Only) and then
>start the Access Report Designer, and print to the Samba printer by
>changing the printer at the time of print, but this is a rather long
We are having the same symptoms.
The resolution for this has always been to make sure that
printer is initialized on the server. Please read
the printing documentation at http://samba.org/samba/docs/