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June 22, 2005

Printing from OS X 10.4 TO windows printer on Active Directory

The version of samba included with MacOS 10.4 (Tiger) supports NTLMv2, which is on by default for machines in the Active Directory. Once I upgraded my machine to Tiger, I had set to out print through a shared windows printer on a machine in the active directory. Follow these steps:

Unfortunately, CUPS uses smbspool, which does not currently support kerberos. I had to hardcode in the URI a generic printer account that I created locally on the print server for mac clients to use.

If you search on google, you'll find people have written patches for smbspool to allow for kerberos authentication. I didn't try any of them. Instead, I came across this thread which deterred me from even trying. Responses to the thread may yield some clues.

Here is a link to the patch in question

Posted by djc6 at June 22, 2005 04:25 PM

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I've not been able to figure out how to do this for months and a random google search did it!


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Posted by: bonky at May 12, 2008 12:26 PM