Updated: December 3, 2008
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
A fax server must have one or more fax devices attached to it to send and receive faxes, and to process the analog communication from a telephone line. These devices are usually a fax model or fax board.
When the Fax Server role is installed, any fax devices are automatically detected and a local fax printer connection is created on the computer in the Printers folder in Control Panel. This fax printer represents all the fax devices that are attached to the computer. If you share and publish the fax printer, remote users can connect to this fax server to send and receive faxes with your fax devices.
The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:
After you install the Fax Server role, fax devices are enabled by default for sending, but not for receiving—you must specifically enable them to receive. You can use Fax Service Manager to configure the device settings, including device description and transmission settings, and to monitor the status of devices. For a list of device settings and their possible values, see the technical reference content at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=91072.