Shared Fax/Scan Folders on server??


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Jeffrey

I have 3 PCs running Vista Ultimate in my very small office. 1 as a file
"server" and the other 2 as client PCs. The "server" PC has no user, just
there to host files and printers.

I have a modem connected to the server PC and was wondering if I could set
up my small network so that the 2 client machines can share and use the
server folder store for Fax & Scan.

I have my server PC setup to receive all faxes. I was hoping to be able to
"see" these incoming faxes from my two client PCs.

Also, is there a way to set it up that the two clients can FAX through my
server? I have file sharing all setup and mapped drives for what I need.
Just wondering on how to possible get this scenario to work, if at all...?

Thank you for any input!

Jeff
 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

So you are attempting to use the WFS client as a server? I think you know
the answer to that.
 
J

Jeffrey

Not exactly. Will pointing the file store of the client machines to the
hosting PC's file store work as ... being able to see the incoming faxes
that came in on that machine?

Guess I should just mess with it and see if it works.

Russ Valentine said:
So you are attempting to use the WFS client as a server? I think you know
the answer to that.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Jeffrey said:
I have 3 PCs running Vista Ultimate in my very small office. 1 as a file
"server" and the other 2 as client PCs. The "server" PC has no user, just
there to host files and printers.

I have a modem connected to the server PC and was wondering if I could
set up my small network so that the 2 client machines can share and use
the server folder store for Fax & Scan.

I have my server PC setup to receive all faxes. I was hoping to be able
to "see" these incoming faxes from my two client PCs.

Also, is there a way to set it up that the two clients can FAX through my
server? I have file sharing all setup and mapped drives for what I need.
Just wondering on how to possible get this scenario to work, if at
all...?

Thank you for any input!

Jeff
 
R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Like all Microsoft Fax client products, WFS cannot be shared.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Jeffrey said:
Not exactly. Will pointing the file store of the client machines to the
hosting PC's file store work as ... being able to see the incoming faxes
that came in on that machine?

Guess I should just mess with it and see if it works.

Russ Valentine said:
So you are attempting to use the WFS client as a server? I think you know
the answer to that.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Jeffrey said:
I have 3 PCs running Vista Ultimate in my very small office. 1 as a file
"server" and the other 2 as client PCs. The "server" PC has no user, just
there to host files and printers.

I have a modem connected to the server PC and was wondering if I could
set up my small network so that the 2 client machines can share and use
the server folder store for Fax & Scan.

I have my server PC setup to receive all faxes. I was hoping to be able
to "see" these incoming faxes from my two client PCs.

Also, is there a way to set it up that the two clients can FAX through
my server? I have file sharing all setup and mapped drives for what I
need. Just wondering on how to possible get this scenario to work, if at
all...?

Thank you for any input!

Jeff
 
J

Jeffrey

I found that little option to save/copy the fax to a folder.
Works for what I need right now.

Russ Valentine said:
Like all Microsoft Fax client products, WFS cannot be shared.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Jeffrey said:
Not exactly. Will pointing the file store of the client machines to the
hosting PC's file store work as ... being able to see the incoming faxes
that came in on that machine?

Guess I should just mess with it and see if it works.

Russ Valentine said:
So you are attempting to use the WFS client as a server? I think you
know the answer to that.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I have 3 PCs running Vista Ultimate in my very small office. 1 as a file
"server" and the other 2 as client PCs. The "server" PC has no user,
just there to host files and printers.

I have a modem connected to the server PC and was wondering if I could
set up my small network so that the 2 client machines can share and use
the server folder store for Fax & Scan.

I have my server PC setup to receive all faxes. I was hoping to be able
to "see" these incoming faxes from my two client PCs.

Also, is there a way to set it up that the two clients can FAX through
my server? I have file sharing all setup and mapped drives for what I
need. Just wondering on how to possible get this scenario to work, if
at all...?

Thank you for any input!

Jeff
 
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