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thomas64
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@Moderator wrote:

Yes you are correct. In order for Fax Sharing to work, you need to have the WinFax Controller active (wfxctl32.exe)
The component is not active when you are logged off. So, you have to be logged in (and Controller active) to use Fax Sharing.

WinFax can still receive faxes when logged off providing you’ve turned on this option and the WinFax Service is active (if your running Windows NT/XP/2000)

The WinFax PRO NT/2000/XP service allows you to receive incoming faxes or voice messages (with TalkWorks) and schedule faxes to be sent when you are logged out of Windows NT. You do not need this service to use WinFax/TalkWorks when you are logged onto Windows .

By default, the Setup program installs the Windows service when it detects you are using Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP. This service loads automatically whenever you start Windows.

If you have power-user or administrative privileges, you can start or stop the service from the Windows Control Panel if necessary.

To use the Windows service, you must:

load the Windows service (loads automatically when you start Windows NT/2000/XP)

enable automatic reception in Message Manager or in the Controller

enable Send And Receive Faxes When Logged Off (start Program Setup and double click Call Status And Controller)

If you are using the Windows service and you want to be notified of new faxes and voice messages you receive when you are logged out, enable Notify in the Receive Properties dialog (start Program Setup, double click Receive, and then click the After Receive tab).

thanks for your quick response.
[/quote]Yes you are correct. In order for Fax Sharing to work, you need to have the WinFax Controller active (wfxctl32.exe)
The component is not active when you are logged off. So, you have to be logged in (and Controller active) to use Fax Sharing.

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Isn’t it in conflict with the sense of “fax-sharing”. Even if I’m logged in on the server machine I don’t need fax-sharing, because I can use WinFax directly.
So I’m searching for a way to use faxsharing without being logged on on the server-machine.
I tried to load wfxctl32.exe as a service. As you know you can load every program as a service by using the W2K Server Ressource Kit (instsrv/srvany). It seems like it wouldn’t work out, as it comes up with an error-message after startup. But when I logged on and check the prozesses in TaskManager, I found the wfxctl32.exe up and running (and no icon in the systray because I removed the entry in the startup folder before). What I expect is, that the error message comes up because I start the services in the wrong sequence. Do you have any experience with that?
Helpful would also be a list of parameters to use with wfxctl32.exe. The Controller uses “-StartupGroup” by default and I read about “-fx” in another thread. Maybe there are some more parameters to use with the controller, but nothing to be found in the programs help.
Later I found out, that there is another program (wfxsnt40.exe) which is startet by a registry entry in the “RUN” section of HKLM/…./CurrentVersion/Run. Can you explain what this program does? Maybe I’ve to start this program also as a service and determine the sequence like that: “the original WinFaxService” >> wfxsnt40.exe >> wfxctl32.exe. This should be possible, als long as you can define dependencies on each service.

regards
Thomas64