Printing from a windows printer using CUPS in Linux

First install the following packages

   apt-get install cupsys foomatic-filters-ppds smbclient

Open with any editor /etc/cups/supsd.conf and change to the following line

Open with any editor /etc/cups/supsd.conf and change to the following line

Listen <your IP>:631

And put entry Allow all in the following section of the cupsd.conf file

Restrict access to the server

Restrict access to the Admin page

Restrict access to the configuration file

Now restart your cups server by executing /etc/init.d/cups start

Open your browser and type

http://localhost or IP :631

You will now find a web utility and provide the correct info there and you are done.

N.B. During configuration you must select the option “Windows printer by samba”

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