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Windows can see Ubuntu Server printer, but can't print to it

Windows can see Ubuntu Server printer, but can't print to it

I have an old desktop that I'm trying to set up as a home backup/print server. Backup was trivial, but am having issues getting the printing to work. The printer is connected to the server running Ubuntu Server 9.10 (no gui). If I access the printer via http://hostname:631/printers/, I am able to print a test page, so I know the printer is working; however, I am having no luck from Windows.

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Guest [Entry]

"You need to add a guest user to the samba password database. Usually it is done by mapping guest in samba configuration files to a UNIX existing user; give that user printing rights via groups; then you should be able to access the printer via the \\server\ URI.

You can try also connecting to the server by supplying a username (i.e. administrator) when adding a network drive."
Guest [Entry]

"Did you upgrade to 9.10 (Karmic)?

On the thread here, people mention that once they upgraded from Jaunty to Karmic they had
to repeat the printer server instructions before XP could connect the printer again.

Maybe that will help you?"