CUPS and Windows Printers

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Thu Jul 14 04:07:10 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 3:59 AM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jul 2011 11:49:59 -0700, James Colannino wrote:
>> Hey everyone,
>> I've been Googling around, trying to figure out how to see Windows
>> printers via CUPS on FreeBSD, but so far, all I've found are links
>> describing how to share FreeBSD printers with Windows boxes.  Can anyone
>> tell me how I can connect to Windows printers via CUPS + Samba so that I
>> can start getting some work done at the office? :)  Thanks so much!
> Not specific to FreeBSD, but maybe this help you:
> Printing To Windows PCs
> Also read chapter 5.1 of this material.
> Obtained by a google search. :-) I can't give better
> advice as I'm not a "Windows" person, and I avoid
> using CUPS whenever possible (usually by using a
> network printer that doesn't need all this stuff),
> and due to lack of experience with MICROS~1 stuff
> I can't be fully sure that this is what you're
> searching for.
> The only thing that comes to my mind is that this
> seems to be a command line approach - so in relation
> of CUPS configuration mainly done through a web
> interface today, maybe you could also ask this
> question in a CUPS web forum?
> --


Usually, the web page to work with cups issues is


and make changes there if I am not mistaken. But this is after the
access is there for the printer :)



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