[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#816386: Bug#816386: samba: Samba cuts off the printer name when using the FQDN on Windows clients

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at jelmer.uk
Tue Mar 1 18:34:27 UTC 2016

On Tue, Mar 01, 2016 at 02:00:45PM +0100, Jan Drees wrote:
> Package: samba
> Version: 2:4.1.17+dfsg-2+deb8u1
> Severity: normal
> Dear Maintainer,
> We are trying to upgrade our Samba print server to jessie. 
> There is a local cups server to manage the printing and Samba should allow access for windows clients.
> Authentication is managed via Active Directory, but even without authentication, printing does not work.
> Adding a printer in Windows always returns "Windows couldn't connect to the printer. Check the printer name and try again. If this is a network printer, make sure that the printer is turned on, and that the printer address is correct".
> Digging into the logs unearthed the fact that the printer name is cut off when using the FQDN for the server.
> (" _spoolss_OpenPrinterEx: Cannot open a printer handle for printer \\cupsad3.cs.upb.de")
> We expected that the full printer name would be used instead.

I think that error message is a red herring - see


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