Microsoft Fax Service

Definition of Microsoft Fax Service in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is Microsoft Fax Service?

A component of Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server that provides fax services to clients over the network. You can use Microsoft Fax Service to send and receive faxes over any Class 1 fax modem on the Small Business Server Recommended Hardware List. The fax client software is installed on client machines using the Set Up Computer Wizard. Users can fax both documents and e-mail messages using Fax Service.

How It Works

Fax Service creates shared fax printers on Small Business Server. You can add a fax printer to your Printers folder the same way that you add any other shared network printer. You can print documents using the fax printer or address e-mail messages to fax recipients. Small Business Server then dials the recipient and sends the fax.

When incoming faxes arrive, you can have Fax Service print them, save them in a shared folder, or route them to a user’s mailbox.