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Using Fax

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Using Fax

Fax provides a complete fax solution for your organization. As a fax administrator you can share fax resources between multiple users, and manage network fax resources from a central location. Using Fax Service Manager you can configure fax devices, and share fax printers to enable network users to send and receive faxes through remote fax printer connections. You can set up routing policies for incoming faxes, and specify outgoing fax rules to route outbound faxes to specific device groups based on dialing destinations. You can set up archiving to provide access to faxes that have been previously sent or received, and configure activity logging to track the use of fax resources.

Fax users can send, receive, and manage faxes using a local fax device attached to their computer, or through a remote fax printer connection. Fax Console provides a central point for sending and receiving faxes, and for monitoring and managing incoming, outgoing, and archived faxes. Fax is not installed by default during Windows Setup.

For more information about Fax Service Manager, see Fax Service Manager Help. For more information about Fax Console, see Fax Console Help.

To install Fax

  1. Open the Windows Components Wizard.

  2. In the Windows Components Wizard, select the Fax Services check box, and then follow the instructions on your screen.


  • To open the Windows Components Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove programs, and then click Add/Remove Windows Components.

  • To open Fax Console after you install Fax, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, point to Fax, and then click Fax Console.

  • Fax sharing is not supported on Windows Server 2003, Web Edition.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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