Is it possible to create a custom Subdirectory Structure in Samba [print$]?

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There are a big problem with some Windows printer drivers that shares the same .ddl files when using Samba as a print server to distribute driver files for Windows clients . So, when I update driver A, the .dll also used for driver B is changed. Then, driver B stopped to work. It happens because all drivers files for all printers models are together in the same W32X86 directory and some of them are shared. If we can create subdris per printer model inside W32X86 directory, when update driver A it will not affect driver B.

For example, inside W32X86 create a subdir called hp_modelA to contain drivers files related to that specific printer model, hp_modelB for another printer model, etc.

Is it possible to create a custom Subdirectory Structure in [print$]?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x
  • Latest version of samba packages
  • Integration with Windows clients

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