Compdigitec Labs

« | Home | »

Connecting to a network Samba PDF converter

By admin | September 30, 2010

The Samba team does not supply any existing PDF drivers for connecting Windows machines to networked PDF converters such as cups-pdf. As a result, the technique to print to the PDF “printer” involves using the drivers for the built-in Windows HP LaserJet. Here is a step-by-step method to print to PDF from your Windows computer.


A set-up, ready to connect networked virtual PDF converter. This article will only cover connecting, not setting it up.


  1. Open the “Add Printer” dialogue in Windows. Specify Network printer when asked.
  2. Fill out the path to your networked PDF printer as follows: \\<hostname>\<Printer name>
  3. Click “Yes” and “OK” for the next two warning from Windows.
  4. Select the HP LaserJet printer driver as shown as follows:
  5. After the driver installs, set it as your default printer in Windows or not and print a page to it. You can find the results in your cups-pdf output folder (usually /home/<username>/PDF and /var/spool/cups-pdf/ANONYMOUS for anonymous jobs)

If you found this article helpful or interesting, please help Compdigitec spread the word. Don’t forget to subscribe to Compdigitec Labs for more useful and interesting articles!

Topics: Linux, Windows | 6 Comments »

6 Responses to “Connecting to a network Samba PDF converter”

  1. slot999 Says:
    April 5th, 2022 at 20:35

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on that Topic: […]

  2. Says:
    April 21st, 2022 at 19:34

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More here on that Topic: […]

  3. DevOps Services Says:
    May 6th, 2022 at 17:38

    … [Trackback]

    […] Information on that Topic: […]

  4. บอลโลกโซนยุโรป Says:
    May 26th, 2022 at 20:00

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More Info here to that Topic: […]

  5. sbo Says:
    June 19th, 2022 at 23:49

    … [Trackback]

    […] Info to that Topic: […]

  6. golden teacher mushroom tattoo, Says:
    September 23rd, 2022 at 18:04

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More here to that Topic: […]