How do I install Microsoft Fax services on Windows Server 2008?

Note: The 3CX Fax Sending module is deprecated, and no longer supported. This article is for informational/historic purposes only.

Windows Server 2008 needs to have the fax services role enabled to be able to use the 3CX Fax sending module to send faxes via Microsoft Fax. This document applies to Windows Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, SBS Server 2008

  1. Access Server Manager. (Administrative tools)
    Go to Control Panel and click on “Programs and Features”. Click on “Turn Windows Features On or Off”. The Windows 2008 Server Manager Display will load.
  2. Adding the new FAX role on this server
    Now click on Roles and proceed to add a new role. The Add Roles Wizard will appear. Under Select Server Roles, tick on the Fax Server role. If Print Services are not installed, you will be prompted to install Print Services too. This is a dependency needed for Microsoft Fax to work.
  3. Select the Fax Users or Groups
    In this case everyone has access to send faxes on this server.. This can be restricted by the administrator of course to allow only specific users to use Fax Services on this server.
  4. Fax Inbox Access
    Select who can access the fax server Inbox. Click Next to proceed to the Confirmation Page.
  5. Installing FAX Service role
    Click on the Install button in the Confirm Installation Page to install the Windows Fax Service on your server. This will complete the addition of the Fax Server Role in Windows Server 2008

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