Fax Routing

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

You can manage incoming and outbound routing rules using Fax Service Manager.


The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:

Name Description

Incoming Routing Configuration

You can use Incoming Routing in Fax Service Manager to control what happens to incoming faxes that are received by a fax device managed by the fax server. You can use any combination of routing methods to forward received faxes to an e-mail address, store faxes in a folder, or print faxes.

Non-Microsoft vendors can extend the global routing methods for incoming faxes. Extensions can include, for example, converting incoming files to specific file formats.

Outgoing Routing Configuration

You can use Outgoing Routing in Fax Service Manager to configure rules for outgoing faxes to optimize use of available fax devices. To do this, you create rules to associate a device or group of devices with faxes sent to a specific domestic area code or to a specific country/region.

For example, you can create a group for local destinations and another for domestic long distance destinations, or a group for a specific foreign destination. Using these rules helps you ensure that your fax devices are used efficiently and that outgoing faxes do not spend idle time in queues.

Fax Server