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Implementing Samba 4

By : Marcelo Leal
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Implementing Samba 4

By: Marcelo Leal

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Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Implementing Samba 4
About the Author
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Introducing Microsoft Windows Point and Print Samba Server configuration

Microsoft has a Point and Print feature [23] in the print subsystem of Microsoft Windows 2000 onwards. This technology enables the users on Microsoft client machines to actually send print jobs to remote printers without the need to manually install each printer driver to every new printer that is available on the network for him or her to use. This itself is a great functionality, but another important feature of the Point and Print technology is that it handles the installation of different drivers for different operating systems and architectures (for example, 32 bits or 64 bits). With the right user credentials, configuration can be made on these without explicit administrator intervention.

To start using this technology and provide this functionality to our Active Directory Domain, we first need to have a specific share on our Samba configuration to hold these drivers. The share name is fixed as the client machines...