Fax Device Availabiltiy

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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.


Event ID Source Message


Microsoft Fax

Fax Service failed to initialize any assigned fax devices. No faxes can be sent or received until a fax device is installed.

Fax Devices

Fax Server