Where is Windows Fax software?

On my old Windows 95 machine, I had a windows fax application that wasn't super jazzy, but got the job done.  A friend tells me that this is part of Win 98, but it didn't come preinstalled on my machine and I don't see it listed as an option in Windows setup.  Can anyone tell me where I can find it?

Thanks,

Mike

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dew_associatesConnect With a Mentor Commented:
MJW, here ya go!
Dennis
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Microsoft Fax is a faxing application that requires a Full MAPI Client to
operate, such as: Microsoft Exchange, Windows Messaging, Microsoft Exchange
Server Client or Outlook97. Microsoft Fax was originally shipped with Windows
for Workgroups as At Work Fax and later updated to Microsoft Fax and included in
Windows 95, OSR2 and OSR2.5. This is the same update and does not include any
feature changes. Microsoft Fax requires a fax modem.
 
INSTALLATION
 
WMS.EXE
 
Locate WMS.EXE on the Windows 98 CD ROM in Tools\OldWin95\Messaging directory.
Launch the executable by double clicking the file or selecting the file and
hitting Enter. Follow the prompts provided by the install. If prompted to reboot
when setup is completed, select OK to allow setup to reboot and finalize
settings. Once setup is finalized, first time users will need to create a
profile. You can create a new profile by double clicking the Inbox Icon on the
Desktop or selecting the Inbox Icon on the Desktop and hitting Enter. Follow the
Inbox Setup Wizard instructions.
 
This file installs Windows Messaging and Microsoft Mail Postoffice, also commonly
referred to as a Workgroup Postoffice. Windows Messaging is a Full MAPI Client.
WMS.EXE is provided for Microsoft Technical Support (MTS), or Windows 95, OSR2
and OSR2.5 upgrade users to repair pre-existing Windows 95 Microsoft Exchange,
OSR2 and OSR2.5 Windows Messaging clients and Microsoft Mail Postoffice if they
become corrupted. ("Pre-existing" requires that Microsoft Exchange or Windows
Messaging and Microsoft Mail Postoffice is fully functional prior to upgrading
to Windows 98.) If Microsoft Exchange or Windows Messaging files become
corrupted, this will install updated versions of those files. WMS.EXE will add
an Inbox Icon to the desktop as well as a Mail Icon and a Microsoft Mail
Postoffice Icon to Control Panel if one does not already exist. If At Work Fax
was configured in Windows For Workgroups Microsoft Mail prior to upgrading to
Windows 98, this file will remove the At Work Fax functionality in Microsoft
Mail and remove the At Work Fax Icon in Control Panel. The Inbox Icon on the
Desktop will open to Windows Messaging once a profile has been created. The
system must be able to access a Workgroup Postoffice Account in order to create
a profile.
 
WARNING: This file is an updated version of Windows Messaging. However, it does
not contain any additional updates for Microsoft Mail Postoffice. This file does
not contain any feature changes to Microsoft Windows Messaging or Microsoft Mail
Postoffice. All known issues regarding Microsoft Windows Messaging and Microsoft
Mail Postoffice will be applicable to this update. This file is not intended for
use with Microsoft Exchange Server Client or Outlook 97. If errors occur within
Microsoft Exchange Server Client or Outlook 97, it is recommended that you
reinstall the original application. If it is necessary to install WMS.EXE to
restore Microsoft Mail Postoffice functionality, it is recommended that you
reinstall Microsoft Exchange Server Client or Outlook 97 after WMS.EXE install
is complete.
 
AWFAX.EXE
 
Locate AWFAX.EXE on the Windows 98 CD ROM in Tools\OldWin95\Messaging directory.
Launch the executable by double clicking the file or selecting the file and
hitting Enter. Follow the prompts provided by the install. Setup will prompt you
to reboot when setup is completed, select OK to allow setup to reboot and
finalize settings. Add Microsoft Fax as a service in the MAPI Client Profile
through the Mail and Fax Icon in Control Panel.
 
AWFAX.EXE installs Microsoft Fax. Microsoft Fax requires a Full MAPI Client in
order to function, such as: Microsoft Exchange, Windows Messaging, Microsoft
Exchange Server Client or Outlook 97. AWFAX.EXE is provided for Microsoft
Technical Support (MTS) or Windows 95, OSR2 and OSR2.5 upgrade users to repair a
pre-existing Microsoft Fax installation if it becomes corrupted. ("Pre-existing"
requires that Microsoft Fax be fully functional prior to upgrading to Windows
98.) If Microsoft Fax files become corrupted, this will install updated versions
of those files. AWFAX.EXE will add a Microsoft Fax Printer into the Printers
Folder if one does not already exist. If At Work Fax was configured in Windows
For Workgroups Microsoft Mail prior to upgrading to Windows 98, this file will
remove the At Work Fax functionality in Microsoft Mail and remove the At Work
Fax Icon in Control Panel. Microsoft Fax must be an added service to the MAPI
Client Profile in order to function.
 
WARNING: This file does not contain any feature changes to Microsoft Fax. All
known issues regarding Microsoft Fax will be applicable to this update.
 
In order for Microsoft Fax to answer an incoming call and receive a fax, the MAPI
Client must be launched and running.


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mjwAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response.  My windows 98 CD doesn't seem to have such directories (or if it does, they aren't conspicuous.)  It just has a lot of cabinets.  Are there multiple layouts to this CD?  Do you know where I can find the .EXE files you specified on my disk?

Thanks,

Mike
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mjwAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response.  My windows 98 CD doesn't seem to have such directories (or if it does, they aren't conspicuous.)  It just has a lot of cabinets.  Are there multiple layouts to this CD?  Do you know where I can find the .EXE files you specified on my disk?

Thanks,

Mike
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MrbreezeCommented:
Put the Cd in and if it opens automatically choose Browse this Cd then go to Tools,oldwin95,message,us.
There should be two executables and one text file

If it doesn't open automatically double click it in My Computer and then follow the trail.
                        Mrbreeze                
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mjwAuthor Commented:
There aren't any subdirs on my CD--most of the files are .cab files, though.  I imagine that the files of interest are somewhere in there??
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MrbreezeCommented:
I don't know what Cd you have that is the path on the upgrade disk and full version disks. i don't know of them being in a cab. It was removed from the regular setup of Win98 because of the problems it gives. It doesn't work well on Win98, nothing like it did with 95.
If you don't have the subdirectories...Add-ons,Tools etc I can't help you.
Perhaps the one that posted the answer will be of more help.
                        Mrbreeze
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dew_associatesCommented:
MJW, is your Windows 98 CD a "Microsoft" CD or is it one from your computer manufacturer, like Compaq as an example?

If you put the cd into the drive and cancel the autorun, you shoud now be able to open Windows Explorer, go to the CD and click the + signs to exapnd each area and locate the executible to install as per the above.
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