Lion SMB Printing

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by aswine, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2009
    Hey, guys. I'm trying to find a workaround to the lack of Samba support in Lion. I've tried all the fixes, and nothing works.
    I've tried:
    Adding the printer from localhost:631
    Putting all combinations of domain names, usernames, passwords, port numbers, and punctuation in the printer URL
    Killed cupsd

    Any other guesses?

  2. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2011
    What is the problem exactly?

    Lion handles SMB just fine: file sharing server, client, printing client (I don't know about printing server capability).

    If your problem is that you can't see your SMB server or its shared printer(s) in System Preferences > Print & Scan > [+] (Add Printer) > Windows, it may be due to unsupported characters in the name of the share. Try a simple name like "Epson-SX400".

    If this fails, try not relying on auto-discovery by adding the printer manually, following this guide.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2010
    I have issues with lion and samba file sharing. guest accts seem to be borked.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2009
    The problem is that I can't print to this printer. The error is "Invalid printer name". I can print to SMB printers on other networks, but not this one.

    I can't see it in the browser to add a Windows printer, but I shouldn't be able to in this situation, I think. It's a complicated network. The name is simple: "K719ric4501".

    I have been adding the printer manually.

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