Printers and Faxes window displays "Access denied, unable to connect" under the printer icon.

  • 3867286
  • 03-Oct-2006
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Microsoft Windows XP


Printers and Faxes window shows "Access denied, unable to connect", however workstations are still able to print.


Do the following steps to solve the problem:

Note: The steps below require root access.
1. add a line "use client driver =yes" to the "[printers] section in the /etc/samba/smb.conf file.
Here is an example of what the file should look like
comment = All Printers
path = /var/tmp
printable = Yes
create mask = 0600
browseable = yes
use client driver = yes
2. In a teminal window as root, type "/etc/init.d/smb restart" to restart samba

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