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Windows Drivers needed for Dialogic D/41JCT-LS 4 Port Fax Board

Our school recently acquired a used Dialogic D/41JCT-LS board.  My hope was to build a low cost Fax Server using this board.  Unfortunately, the board did not include any drivers and we have been unable to find a download source on the Dialogic site.  From what I've been able to determine it appears I need to purchase Service Release 6.1 in order to get the drivers which given the nearly $200 price tag makes this a non-starter.  I don't need any advanced functionality, API, etc.  I simply want to use this in a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 box using Windows built in Fax Server.  The Dialogic site is poorly organized and customer unfriendly (no support contact without a service contract, forums geared towards developers not end-users, etc).

Windows Server 2008 R2 sees the device but Windows update doesn't have drivers available for it.  Can anyone offer any suggestions or confirm wheter or not the only source for the drivers is to purchase Service Release 6.1.

TIA -- Steve
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khairilCommented:
Hi,

May be you should contact the seller to get those drivers. If the drivers do not suite Windwoss 2008, my suggestion for your to change the Windows to lower version, 2003 perhaps.
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nobusCommented:
you can try to run it in a virtual PC as XP    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/
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SteveVAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately, neither Windows Server 2003 or XP include built-in fax server support so this isn't really an option.  By the time we purchase a fax server suite, client licenses, etc, we'd be well beyond the cost of the Dialogic Service Release 6.1 software.  While I'm pissed about the fact that Dialogic doesn't provide the drivers seperately from the SR, I'd be willing to spend a couple of hundred buck for it if I knew for sure the Fax Board worked but at this point I can't even confirm one way or the other.  

Who ever heard of a hardware manufacturer that doesn't make Windows drivers freely available for download.  Pretty shameful.
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khairilCommented:
Totally agree with you SteveV.

Actually past 5 years ago I having real pain like you have now - also with dialogic, I do not remember the card model but it is for the PBX integration. It is also second hand card from our ISP and no driver included, luckily we be able to get one but not for Windows 2003 at that time, we can only run on Windows 2000.

If you are educational, then may be you like to write some emails to dialogic, asking them for free drivers download or at least at very good discount. Just give it a try.
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nobusCommented:
>>  Who ever heard of a hardware manufacturer that doesn't make Windows drivers freely available   <<  they all do just that - stop making drivers for older boards or devices : HP Dell Intel ...
many people would like having drivers - but where to draw the line?
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SteveVAuthor Commented:
@nobus:
this is not an old board it's a current product

@everyone:
I emailed Dialogic sales and while the person who responded didn't know the answer to my question he ended up contacting the Product Manager and Support Manager for that particular product.  As it turns out, the product in question isn't a true fax modem and only supports a proprietary Dialogic API, hence no drivers are available.  Overall, the people I eventually communicated with were helpful but most of this could have been avoided be addtional info on their site.  For my part, addtional research could probably avoided this whole mess.  So, the D/41JCT-LS  is getting shipped back. Now I need to find a 4 port fax modem that doesn't cost a small fortune.
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nobusCommented:
i'm glad to see you sorted it out.
do you need more help?  if not, close this Q plse
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