Debian and Windows Shared Printing mini-HOWTO

Ian Ward


Revision History
Revision 1.62005-07-01Revised by: iw
Clarified hpijs requirement, added lpinfo and lpoptions commands
Revision 1.52005-06-19Revised by: iw
Added note about becoming root to execute commands
Revision 1.42004-01-05Revised by: iw
Wording corrections
Revision 1.32003-11-18Revised by: iw
Removed incorrect lpadmin -h usage
Revision 1.22003-10-03Revised by: iw
Note about woody and gs-esp, conflict with bash's enable command and fix for XP/2000 clients
Revision 1.12003-06-26Revised by: iw
Added passwords on windows shared printers, Corrections
Revision 1.02003-05-15Revised by: tmm
Initial release, reviewed by LDP
Revision 0.82003-04-11Revised by: iw
converted from LaTeX

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Getting Started
2.1. Linux Printing Components
2.2. Required Packages
2.3. CUPS Local Printer Configuration
2.4. Linux Printing Basics
3. Printing To Windows PCs
3.1. Connecting To Windows
3.2. CUPS Configuration
4. Sharing Printers With Windows PCs
4.1. Sharing Basics
4.2. Samba Configuration
4.3. CUPS Configuration
5. Troubleshooting
5.1. Failing To Connect To Windows Printers
5.2. Other Failures
6. License