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SBS 2003 Faxing - Sharing a phone line with a fax machine

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I have an SBS 2003 server and I want to set up faxing. I am only going to be using it to send faxes from within applications. Receiving will still be done at the dedicated fax machine. I just want to stop printing off hundreds of pages just to fax them.

I would like to have the fax machine and modem on the same line. I can set the fax machine to answer on the first ring, will that be sufficient for SBS to not answer? And if my users are sending a fax and SBS tries to dial but the line is in use because the fax machine is receiving, will it fail or try again?

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You can do this no problem, you can just set the SBS fax not to recive (go to SBS MMC>fax>devices and providers>devices then set it to no recive faxes) when you try to send a fax during the time your Fax machine is sending the server will pick up the line, see its busy and hang up. It will then try again later.

I have this exact setup at one of my customers sites, and it works just fine.
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