This is the second post about setting up a server for home or small business with SAMBA. If you haven’t seen the 1st post read it here :

http://blog.sanjaya.me/setting-up-a-server-for-home-or-small-business-1-configure-samba-file-server-with-ubuntu/

Printer sharing with SAMBA

I have already installed HP Deskjet 3920 printer in my server machine and enabled sharing. (Open “Printing” application >> Right click on the printer, see whether sharing is enabled).

Printers in Ubuntu

 

As we are giving anonymous access to printers first create a user account for remote print jobs

 /usr/sbin/adduser --system --disabled-password smbprint

Then append the following lines to the end of the Global Settings.

printcap name = cups
printing = cups

And now we’ll share the printers. Add the following code to the end of the file

[printers]
browseable = yes
printable = yes

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