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Fax service not starting automatically on SBS 2003

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I have  a small problem.  We have GFI Faxmaker installed on our SBS 2003 server.  In order for it to be fully functional, the Fax service needs to be running.  This isn't normally a problem, except when the server restarts for updates or something.  I have switched the startup type to automatic, but it still doesn't start.

How can I make sure that fax service starts with the rest of the services???

Thanks in advance!
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Does it start if you start it manually? Are there any errors in the event logs?
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It will start if I do it manually, no errors in the logs.
In that case, check all the log entries and see if any of them are about the fax service. The only thing I can think of is that the service starts, and then something stops it. That should be in the logs.
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Good call.

What about writing a script to manually start it?  Not really good on scripts myself, but thought that may be an idea.
Tat may work, but if it's already starting on its own, and then being stopped, then a script won't do any good -- if the script runs on startup, and the service is turned off afterwards, then the end result will be the same.

Also, I just read on a MS knowledge base that a Fax service automatically stops when there is nothing to process. And I quote:
"The Fax service runs only on demand (for example, when there are faxes to be sent or devices to be enabled for receiving faxes, or when an open connection to the service exists). If no demand exists, the Fax service stops automatically. If there is nothing to process, the Fax service stops itself after being started. "

So it actually seems like it's working exactly as it's supposed to.
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I see.  Is there a way to keep it started on startup?  It doesn't have anything to do right at that moment, but when I manually start it, it stays on all day.  
In that case, you can try manually starting it using a batch script. I don't remember the exact name of the fax service, but I think it's just "fax". Assuming I'm right, the code is: "net start fax"
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OH boy, I'm a web developer by trade, so where do I find the script stuff?  If you can just point me to a resource, I'd be grateful.
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That was my biggest question, I suppose, was how do I run the script once I create it.  I can just throw it in the regular startup folder?
Yes, or you can use the group policy to run a startup script:
http://techsupt.winbatch.com/ts/T000001048F90.html
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Thanks for everything!   Sorry for the delay. I can't always work on things right away