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I have a Windows SBS 2008 server that provides a fax server and a second Windows 2008 server that is our application server.  We use the remote web application for a SQL application on the second server.  Occasionally I need to send a fax from this application.  When I attempt to add the fax printer, the wizard wants me to add the print server role and create another fax server.  Do I have to do it this way?  I really don't want to add the additional overhead to this server.
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Tony Giangreco earned 500 total points
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If you add a fax to any windows server and want to access it from amy pc, then you do need to set up the faxserver. I've done that in the past and it has worked out properly.

If there is too much overhead on that server, move something off it to lighten the load or just use an everyday standalone fax.
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For some reason the wizard started two chains of prompts, one being the normal Add  Printer dialogue, then other branching to adding first a fax account, and then requiring the fax server.  I just closed or ignored the second branch and was able to add the fax printer.
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