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I have a small network of 10 workstations and a SBS 2008 server.  One station has an external USB fax modem attached which works flawlessly for fax sending and receiving.

Can I share this device with other stations on my network?  I can forward incoming faxes to a shared folder on the server but I can't seem to get outbound fax transmission to work.

Any ideas on how to achieve this?
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I've not done this under 2008, though with 2003 you could install a faxing component which would allow you to connect a modem to the server (serial or USB) and share it on the network.  Other workstations could then connect to the shared fax and "print" to it.
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Yes, you can do that in SBS 2008 too.  However, you SHOULD be able to share a fax modem attached to a workstation on the network.  Finding a 64-bit compatible modem that works on the SBS 2008 server reliably is not an easy task but most good USB modems work really well on any XP station on the network.

I can receive and forward to a server folder fine, but somehow I am blocked when trying to set up the device for transmission similar to a remote printer.  It works fine on the station to which it is connected and I can add it as a device to the printers folder on any remote station......it just won't send a fax!
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