If you’re using Ubuntu and seeing the following error in your Samba log:
Failed to retrieve printer list: NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL
If you are a home user and using samba purely for file sharing from a server or NAS you’re probably not interested in sharing printers through it. If so, you can prevent this error from occurring by adding the following lines to your /etc/samba/smb.conf:
printing = bsd
printcap name = /dev/null
…check your logs:
and the error should now no longer be appearing.