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Printing via SMB from Ubuntu 10.04 to Windows 7

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 on my Samsung NC10 with dual boot side by side to windows XP Home. The installation process is very smart and allow you to import settings like desktop background from the installed windows xp home. Printer configuration was a bit complicated. The first thing is to change the workgroup definition in


workgroup = XYZ

Change XYZ to your windows 7 workgroup name. Next step is to uninstall the “Windows Live Sign-In Assistant” under windows 7 which is the main cause why the windows shares like the printers are not available from ubuntu. After that go to menu item System => administration => Printer. Click on add button and select from the list under network printer the last entry “windows printer via SAMBA”. When you now click on browse will be your workgroup and below your windows 7 pc with the printer shares be available.