Managing Cover Pages

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use the Fax Cover Page Editor in Fax Service Manager or Windows Fax and Scan to create and edit server-based cover pages. Users connecting to the fax server to send and receive faxes can select one of these cover pages to attach to their outgoing faxes—or, if you enable them to, your users can use their own cover pages that they have created. For instructions, see Configure the Outbox and Outgoing Transmissions.

When you install the Fax Server role, four default cover pages are installed: Confident.cov, Fyi.cov, Generic.cov and Urgent.cov. Cover pages are installed to the path <systemdrive>\ProgamData\Microsoft\Windows NT\MSFax\Common Coverpages.

To create a fax cover page for your users

  1. Open Fax Service Manager.

  2. In the left pane, double-click Fax, right-click Cover Pages, click New, and then click Cover Page.

  3. In Fax Cover Page Editor, create the cover page. Use the Help provided with this tool for detailed instructions.

  4. Save the cover page with the .cov file name extension to the default location. It will then appear in the list of cover pages in Fax Service Manager.

  5. You can also add already existing cover pages, edit cover pages, or delete cover pages from the same location.

Additional considerations

To configure fax components, you must be a member of the Administrators group or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

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