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

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

Environment

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

Situation

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

Resolution

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
[printers]
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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