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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

Print Spooler

Remote Procedure Call


The following system components depend on this service: None

IP Port Numbers used: None

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