Print trays change when downloading drivers from the server
Posted on 2014-11-30
OK, I am simply going crazy. I have an HP LaserJet 601n Printer. I added the extra tray so it has the manual sheet feeder, which I really don't use, Tray 2 and Tray 3. Depending on how you look at it or, more importantly, how HP looks at it. There are two drawers, a top drawer and a bottom drawer.
I prefer to install the same print driver twice with different settings so it is easy to just choose the driver you need to print to either Tray one or two. I have done this with every printer I have used with no issue.
So, I install the LaserJet Universal Print Driver for 64-bit OS for the SBS 2008. It installs without an issue, and I choose Tray 3 for the bottom tray. When I select Print Test Page, it correctly prints to Tray 3. What I usually don't know is that when downloading the print driver to the Windows 7 Pro 64-bit client is that the setting has changed to Automatically Select. Well it automatically selects Tray 3, so for the longest time, I just assumed it was working fine. And, after finding out, I really didn't care as it printed to tray two as its name suggested. On the other print driver, I selected Tray 2. When printing from the server, it correctly prints to tray 2. When you look in printer preferences, it correctly shows Tray 2 as the paper source. But, when you download the driver to the Win 7 Pro 64-bit machine (same computer), it will print to Tray 3. When you look at printer preferences, it shows that it changed from Tray 2 to Auto Select. I don't understand why it doesn't keep the Tray 2 setting.
I have browed through the tray settings on the printer, and nothing seems to stick out as if it would work. There are also fairly complicated settings in the web browser which connects to the printer.
The selections are:
Manual Feed in Tray 1
Ironically, (well it is not that ironic), before I added the second tray (Tray 3), it would default to Automatically Select and print tow Tray 2 (which was then Tray 1) with no problems.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.