Friday, December 06, 2013

Windows 7 client Printer Queue fails when printing to CUPS Server via IPP

A short entry, since if you have setup a cups server and you have set up the Windows 7 clients to print to it via IPP you may find the windows printer spooler some times plays up. We had this for a while with our setup and I could not find a answer. It looks like Microsoft really tries hard for it software to only work with Windows.

I bet there is code inside windows which says if talking to non-windows system add bugs!!

Anyway if you get any of the following in your cups logs:
  • Print-Job client-error-bad-request
  • windows-ext client-error-bad-request
  • Print-Job client-error-bad-request
  • Returning IPP client-error-bad-request for windows-ext
  • Missing printer-uri, job-uri, or ppd-name attribute
You see the following from windows:
  • Print job fails. 
  • Event is logged in the Operation Log that shows that the print job was successful. However, the size of the print job is displayed as 0 bytes.
  • tmp files appearing in printer spool
 You need a hot fix which has been out since November 14, 2012.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2769359
KB2769359 : Print job fails when the printer driver isolation feature is set to isolated or shared mode in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
 
Hope this helps

Friday, October 18, 2013

Solaris 11: Setup Printer server using Cups and Windows 7 x64

Now that Solaris 11.1 now comes with cups v1.4.5 I thought I would replace our old Solaris 10 lpd server with a cups set up. The printer server is used by many clients, MacOS, Windows and Solaris. Note: Solaris SRU 11.1.8.4.0 fixed a few problems with Cups.

Steps:
  • Create Solaris zone (printsrv)
  • Setup cups server and printers
  • Setup Windows 7 clients

Friday, September 13, 2013

Setup Samba in a zone with Oracle Solaris 11.1 and join a Windows Active Directory Server (ADS)

I have been running Samba on Solaris 11 zone for a while now and I thought I would finally write the instructions up. First, why am I using samba and not the CIFS server which comes with Solaris now. Well, one reason.... CIFS does not work in a zone and Samba does. I have our NFS file-server in a zone so I needs SMB access to those files.

Before we can start you need change the "Maximum number of supplementary groups (groups that a user can be in, additionally to the primary group)".
I have just spotted that this has changed or at least documented in Solaris 11.1,  but is still required in /etc/system ref: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26502_01/html/E29022/chapter2-4.html#gjmtw & http://www.c0t0d0s0.org/archives/7634-Less-known-Solaris-11.1-features-A-user-in-1024-groups-and-a-workaround-for-a-25-year-old-problem.html

# echo "set ngroups_max=512" >> /etc/system 

Reboot the server.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Setting up Oracle Solaris 11 with DHCP and LDAP


Someone asked me how to setup a LDAP client on Solaris if you are using DHCP. I thought it would be a simple answer since Solaris comes with Automatic Network mode. The Automatic mode does a very good job and you can configure a lot of settings, but LDAP support is very limited.

Configuring LDAP When in Automatic Mode (Ref: from Managing Network Configuration When in Automatic Mode)
"Automatic network configuration mode provides limited support for LDAP. Only LDAP anonymous mode works when in automatic mode. If you want to use an LDAP proxy or LDAP self modes and some form of security credentials you must first enable the DefaultFixed profile and manually configure your network. For instructions, see Chapter 12, Setting Up LDAP Clients (Tasks), in Oracle Solaris Administration: Naming and Directory Services."

So, here is a little step by step guide:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

UKOUG Solaris SIG

The Solaris Special Interest Group (SIG) has been active since 2005 in a different guise, as London OpenSolaris User Group (LOSUG). The group was formed with the help of Sun Microsystems to enhance the popularity of their next release of their operating system OpenSolaris.

New locations:
Since the opensolaris.org website is about to go offline I am in the process of keeping a copy of the old slides and photos, so they want be lost....

All Presentations can be located here until they are transfered to UKOUG Solaris SIG main site:

UKOUG Solaris SIG (LOSUG) 2011 Presentations

The Solaris Special Interest Group (SIG) has been active since 2005 in a different guise, as London OpenSolaris User Group (LOSUG). The group was formed with the help of Sun Microsystems to enhance the popularity of their next release of their operating system OpenSolaris.

New locations:
Since the opensolaris.org website is about to go offline I am in the process of keeping a copy of the old slides and photos, so they want be lost....

2011 Presentations

UKOUG Solaris SIG (LOSUG) 2010 Presentations

The Solaris Special Interest Group (SIG) has been active since 2005 in a different guise, as London OpenSolaris User Group (LOSUG). The group was formed with the help of Sun Microsystems to enhance the popularity of their next release of their operating system OpenSolaris.

New locations:
Since the opensolaris.org website is about to go offline I am in the process of keeping a copy of the old slides and photos, so they want be lost....

2010 Presentations

UKOUG Solaris SIG (LOSUG) 2009 Presentations

The Solaris Special Interest Group (SIG) has been active since 2005 in a different guise, as London OpenSolaris User Group (LOSUG). The group was formed with the help of Sun Microsystems to enhance the popularity of their next release of their operating system OpenSolaris.

New locations:
Since the opensolaris.org website is about to go offline I am in the process of keeping a copy of the old slides and photos, so they want be lost....

2009 Presentations

UKOUG Solaris SIG (LOSUG) 2008 Presentations

The Solaris Special Interest Group (SIG) has been active since 2005 in a different guise, as London OpenSolaris User Group (LOSUG). The group was formed with the help of Sun Microsystems to enhance the popularity of their next release of their operating system OpenSolaris.

New locations:
Since the opensolaris.org website is about to go offline I am in the process of keeping a copy of the old slides and photos, so they want be lost....

2008 Presentations 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

UKOUG Solaris SIG (LOSUG) 2007 Presentations

The Solaris Special Interest Group (SIG) has been active since 2005 in a different guise, as London OpenSolaris User Group (LOSUG). The group was formed with the help of Sun Microsystems to enhance the popularity of their next release of their operating system OpenSolaris.

New locations:
Since the opensolaris.org website is about to go offline I am in the process of keeping a copy of the old slides and photos, so they want be lost....

2007 Presentations


February 2007 - Service Management Framework by Jarod Nash
Presentation Slides

April 2007 - NFS Update by Calum Mackay
Presentation Slides

June 2007 - Solaris Troubleshooting by Peter Harvey
Presentation Slides

July 2007 - Creating an OpenSolaris Build Server by James MacFarlane
Presentation Slides

October 2007 - Logical Domains (LDoms) by Liam Merwick
Presentation Slides

UKOUG Solaris SIG (LOSUG) 2005 Presentations

The Solaris Special Interest Group (SIG) has been active since 2005 in a different guise, as London OpenSolaris User Group (LOSUG). The group was formed with the help of Sun Microsystems to enhance the popularity of their next release of their operating system OpenSolaris.

New locations: 
Since the opensolaris.org website is about to has go offline I am in the process of keeping a copy of the old slides and photos, so they want be lost....


2005 Presentations


Thursday, December 20, 2012

UKOUG Solaris SIG November & December Slides

Here are the last 2 talks of 2012. It has been a good year and for the Solaris SIG and 2 goods talks to end it. Roll on 2013:

December 2012 - Peter Tribble : How Zones served Queen Victoria

ProQuest's Peter Tribble took us through how ProQuest builds and uses Solaris Zones to develop and deploy services to its customers with particular reference to a very Royal project, which involved the on-line publishing of Queen Victoria's Journals at http://www.queenvictoriasjournals.org.

 Slides:  Peter Tribble : How Zones served Queen Victoria

November 2012 - Chris Beal : Solaris 11 Serviceability Best Practices

Oracle's Chris Beal took us through best way to install, configure, and update your systems to identify when there has been a problem, and tools required to gather data to help solve it. Technologies to be discussed include: Automatic service request generation, Service Management Facility, Configuration, Oracle Support tools, Oracle Solaris configuration options, Managing package versions to minimize downtime, Version-lock facets, Shared/secure shell access

 Slides: Chris Beal : Solaris 11 Serviceability Best Practices

As always come an join us next time: