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I have an HP 2015dn that we use in our office that has to print regular plain paper docs as well as special forms that we have.  Using the manual feed tray is a bit awkward because of the lack of space and I have the optional 3rd tray.  

What I need the printer to do is easily (because this will be for the average user) have an option for them to select where to print.  Here's what I came up with:
I would create 2 printers in the system and have the user select "Default" for the general use, and "Forms" for the special paper they use to print forms.  On my end, I would configure each "printer" to only pull from a certain tray.  For example, "Default" would print from Tray 2 only and "Forms" would print from Tray 3 only.    

So far it's straight forward, but now comes the problem.  I cannot configure this to pull from Tray 3 in the Windows Printer config--only options I have is Auto, Printer Auto Select, Manual Feed Tray 1, Tray 1, and Tray 2.  I would rather use the Windows Config than HP's software because I have to set this up on multiple machines, but I don't even have the option in the software from what I can see.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
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First of all set this up on a server and only configure the default tray settings there, I to would setup two printers one for tray one and one for tray two.  There should be a device settings tab which should allow you to add the tray 3.  Then click on the advanced tab and set your defaults there, not on the general tab as this will not carry through to the workstations.  Then either goto to each workstation and add the printer by connecting through the server or assign the printers through a login script.

Hope this helps!.....:)
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