Fax (System Services for the Windows Server 2003 Family and Windows XP Operating Systems)
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
Service Name: Fax
Executable Name: fxssvc.exe
Log On As: LocalSystem
Description: The Fax service, a TAPI-compliant service, provides fax capabilities from your computer. The Fax service allows users to send and receive faxes from their desktop applications using either a local fax device or a shared network fax device. The service offers the following features:
Send and receive faxes
Track and monitor fax activity
Routing of inbound faxes
Server and device configuration management
Archiving of sent faxes
If stopped, the Fax service will automatically start when there are fax jobs pending in the queue and will stop when no longer needed to process fax requests. If the print spooler or telephony service is disabled, the Fax service will not start successfully.
See also Print Spooler, Telephony.
Available on: Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional; Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition and Windows Server 2003, Web Edition.
Installed through: Default operating system installation
Installed by: Add/Remove Windows Components
Startup type: Automatic
Service status: Stopped
This service depends on the following system components:
Plug and Play
Remote Procedure Call
The following system components depend on this service: None
IP Port Numbers used: None