fax sharing not supported in Windows 2000 Server
Posted on 2004-04-16
I'm trying to share a faxmodem installed in a Windows 2000 Server, but the "Sharing" tab of the modem properties claims that "Sharing is not supported". There used to be an article in the MSKB numbered 220139 that acknowledged this problem - unfotunately, this article is no longer available. There are 200 points available for anyone who can provide a workaround for this problem.
Here are things I've already tried:
1.) MSKB 301200
2.) MSKB 265223
3.) Winfax Pro 10.0 (which has some unadvertised technical deployment restrictions that make it worthless in 80% of production networking environments, so don't buy this if you plan to use it in any deployment other than standalone use at home.)
4.) Technet sbfupd.exe download - which is for Small Business Server 4.5 only.
There may be money in the budget for the purchase of a 3rd party fax sharing product, but it will be a bit of a hard sell after the Winfax Pro fiasco (Pro - ha! should be called Winfax Amateur. What garbage.)