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Using 2008 server X64 as a Fax server, in a workgroup (XP X86 clients)

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Hi!
as the title say, id like to use a server 2008 Std as a Fax relay for some XP client
however, I ran into some troubles:

-  the server is 64bits while the clients are 32bits
when I'm trying to add the 32bits support for the shared fax printer, it prompt and ask for a cd containing the files, which is not on the 2008 server installation disc.

- second problem would be the workgroup environement, is it possible at all to use that role without an AD, if so, how can I proceed?

thanks in advance!
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Who is the modem manufacturer? What is the model of the modem?
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by:mistoiic
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that would be "U.S. robotics 56k" :)
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Hmm, that's not a lot of help :)
Go to Server Manager > Diagnostics > Device Manager and locate the modem. Right-click it and choose Properties > Details tab and choose Hardware IDs from the drop down menu. Google that Hardware ID and see if you can find the specific model number among the results. Once you are sure of the exact model, download the 32-bit driver and when you are prompted for the disc you can browse to the location of the driver you downloaded.
To set it up in a workgroup you'll probably need to add the File Server Role in Server Manager and share the fax normally, from the Control Panel, with the permissions you require for users (or Everyone).
Type the share name path into a run command from the XP clients and it should connect and prompt to install the driver. Name resolution will take place using NetBIOS, provided the server and clients are on the same subnet.
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by:mistoiic
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got it to work.
somehow it never occured to me that windows was actualy asking for the modem driver. as in my mind, it was just a gateway (the sharing).

thanks alot for your help!
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