When I think of electronic faxing I always think of Microsoft Small Business Server’s built in faxing or Zeta Fax or GFI.
Zeta Fax & GFI Faxmaker work really well and integrate really well into Exchange but can cost a bit as user counts increase.So I had to setup Server2008R2 Fax Server recently which is FREE and heres how I did it.
1.Install the Fax Server Role.
2.Ensure Firewall Rules are correct.
3.Share Fax Printer out to relevant security group or domain\users
4.Add x86 driver to fax printer. Download driver HERE
5.Change the Fax Service “LOGON AS” from NETWORK SERVICE to LOCAL SYSTEM also tick “interact with desktop”
Now here is the bit that got me! When I logged on as an administrator xp x86 client I could connect to the fax server via the the fax console without any problems.But it kept saying connection errors when connecting with a standard user.So i tried adding permissions to the fax printer but that was not correct.
6.Open up Fax Service Manager, Right Click on Fax , Properties, Security add in relevant users , security group.