This is part 4 of a 4 part series on the new IBM i 7.3 Upgrade. See the first posts in this series below:
This is part 3 of a 4 part series on the new IBM i 7.3 Upgrade. Links to the rest of the series are listed a the bottom of this article.
5. IBM i NetServer Shared Printer Changes
NetServer Shared Printers will behave differently after upgrading to IBM i 7.3. There is a new version of the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. Version 2 (SMB2) has been added and is now the default that is negotiated with IBM i NetServer clients. The new protocol handles printing differently and printer functions will no longer work as they did in prior releases. Documents can still be printed to shared printer queues from Windows clients, but additional steps are required to configure the printer.