Printer Sharing

1. On the computer which printer attached

Open Administration printing then add new printer
setup the printer
right-click on the printer then mark on enable and shared boxes
Go to server setting
make sure that “Shared published printer ……” checked
Open terminal then type : sudo apt-get install samba
Then sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf
edit this :

[printers]
comment = All Printers
browseable = no
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = yes
guest ok = yes
read only = yes
create mask = 0700

and

[print$]
comment = Printer Drivers
path = /var/lib/samba/printers
browseable = yes
read only = yes
guest ok = yes

restart samba by sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart

2. on the Linux client ( here, I have ubuntu and mint users )

open their Administration – printing
if you see the shared printer on the left panel….just select it
or
choose internet protocol printer ( ipp ) then configure it out
you may test by test print

3. on the windows client

Open windows explorer
type the computer address where the printer attached
( for example \\192.168.1.122 )
Right click on the printer then choose connect
Set up the printer
You may test by test print

Regards;
~E~

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