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Windows 7: Fax Server 2008 with Win 7 and XP

17 Nov 2011   #1
bobroosth

7 x64
 
 
Fax Server 2008 with Win 7 and XP

I have a Server 2008 with Fax service installed and working. I cannot get either my Win 7 workstations nor my XP workstations to connect to the fax server. Both can connect to \\server\fax as a printer, but neither can actually function.

The Win 7 Fax & Scan says "You do not have security permissions to complete this operation" when I try to add the \\server as an account. XP says something similar.

Has anyone resolved this issue reliably?


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20 Nov 2011   #2
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello,

Have you added them to the Fax Users Group?

See:
Managing Fax Server User Accounts and Groups


Dave
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20 Nov 2011   #3
bobroosth

7 x64
 
 

Yes, they are added. Auto-create is also enabled. And, for the moment, all user groups have permission to manage faxes. Makes no difference.

Does it matter that I am working in Workgroup mode? i.e., no Active Directory, no Domain. No Exchange erver.
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21 Nov 2011   #4
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ahh ok. Is there a reason to why you havent setup the Server as a DC?

How many PC's are connected? Is it for a company or do you have it in a virtual environment for yourself?


Dave
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21 Nov 2011   #5
bobroosth

7 x64
 
 

Dr's office. Client does not want the features of a Domain. Does not want or need individual logons or passwords. Nor individual email. Would not consider paying for a server until GE required it to support their centralized imaging software, ViewPoint (office has four or five ulatrasound machines).
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21 Nov 2011   #6
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Alright fair enough, I think they are missing out on a major feature though, its almost stupid not having it as it makes everything easier to manage. Plus because its a Dr's office you would have thought they would want the additional security.

I've not actually used Server 2008 without it being a Domain Controller. I am presuming that you can use the Fax from the Server ok?


Dave
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21 Nov 2011   #7
bobroosth

7 x64
 
 

Yes, faxing in and out from the server works just fine. I really wanted to set up a DC, even if most employees use the same username, and I kill the password requirement. But the owner is rather stubborn.
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21 Nov 2011   #8
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well from what you have said, it seams like a permissions problem. Maybe you can use this situation to your advantage and say that configuring Active Directory may fix the problem?

This may or may not be helpful:
Install the Fax Server Role

Have you granting permission for the Everyone or anonymous group to the Fax group? This way permissions shouldnt be a problem (Not best practice I know but it should resolve the problem).


Dave
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21 Nov 2011   #9
bobroosth

7 x64
 
 

Yep, every group has fax privileges. I wish I could get a definitive answer. This entire fax service seems to be an orphan product at Microsoft.
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22 Nov 2011   #10
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you create an account with the same Username and Password as the server admin, but on a local PC. Does that work?


Dave
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