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    Windows printer share is not accessible

    In my private network, I have "windows 10" workstations and "Fedora 30" workstations.
    A Windows workstation has a shared file folder and a shared printer.
    A Fedora workstation has a shared file folder.
    I can access Fedora (Samba server) share from Windows workstations and from Fedora (Samba clients).
    I can access the Windows workstation share from Fedora workstation (Samba clients).
    I can print to the shared printer from the other Windows workstation but I cannot print from Fedora workstations.

    Fedora system-config-printer reports exception:
    This share is not accessible
    Caught non-fatal exception. Traceback:
    File "/usr/share/system-config-printer/newprinter.py", line 2877, in on_btnSMBVerify_clicked
    smbc_auth.failed (e)
    File "/usr/share/system-config-printer/pysmb.py", line 180, in failed
    raise exc
    File "/usr/share/system-config-printer/newprinter.py", line 2874, in on_btnSMBVerify_clicked
    os.O_RDWR, 0o777)
    smbc.NoEntryError: (2, 'No such file or directory')
    Continuing anyway..

    How could I troubleshoot Windows printer share accessibility from the Fedora Workstation (Samba client )?
    Last edited by bobas; 9th May 2019 at 05:09 PM.

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    Re: Windows printer share is not accessible

    I went through this, trying to share a Brother Laser printer connected to a windows 7 laptop ... before I changed over from Windows 10 to Fedora 29, I had no plms....but fedora posed some challenges...

    The solution for me was to activate the lpr service on the windows laptop, and then connecting to it with CUPS management page (http://localhost:631)..I was never able to use the printer setup through system settings....

    I can provide more detail -- here is a similar thread which I posted to, and have a link to a good resource ... hope this helps....
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    Re: Windows printer share is not accessible

    Thank you for sharing information.
    My understanding of Windows LPD print service is to enable connectivity to the remote printer hosted by a Linux system.
    In my case, I have a Windows workstation with a local printer connected to the usb port and shared.
    I want to print to this shared printer from Fedora 30 Workstation.
    I was using Windows shared printer for many years until I rebuilt my Fedora Workstation and lost settings.
    I have no recollection how I manage it before.
    Last edited by bobas; 16th May 2019 at 05:55 PM.

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    Re: Windows printer share is not accessible

    I was wrong!!!
    Windows LPD print service is to enable Linux system print to Windows server or shared printer.
    Found a good article about LPD print:
    https://www.itg.ias.edu/content/conn...-lpr-windows10
    Still printing does not work for me: Document sitting in the queue with status "Busy or Error".

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    Re: Windows printer share is not accessible

    OK - I do know how frustrating this can be ....

    on the Linux box, goto the CUPS admin portal (http://localhost:631/admin), and delete the printer from the list ... then go back to the Add Printers in the admin portal..(you may need to provide credentials) ...under Add Printer, choose LPD/LPR printer, click continue

    For the URI for the printer, enter lpd://{IP ADRESS or HOSTNAME}/name of print que (in windows this would be the share name of the printer - so in my case, the host windows box is called brother, and the printer share is called brother, so my command looks like "lpd://brother/brother"

    Trust me - this works ! We will get to the bottom of this ..
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    Re: Windows printer share is not accessible

    I have created an LPR printer in my windows 10 box. And I cannot print to...
    the local LPR printer from Windows 10. The document is sitting in the local printer queue with status "Busy or Error".
    I have to fix my local LPR printer before trying to access it from Fedora Workstation.

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    Re: Windows printer share is not accessible

    Bobas - Try to get your local printer working before you can share .... windows 10 may do it differently than Windows 7 (which I have) ...
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