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Fax Printer Windows 2008 R2 Server

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set up a windows 2008 server (R2), and was trying to figure out the fax server.  i pretty much got it working, except i have a small problem. i accidentally deleted the fax printer, so now i can't share it, and there is no printer with which to send faxes.  it receives ok.  i removed the fax server role from the server, and then added it back after rebooting, but that did nothing.

how do i get my fax printer back.  fyi there is a us robotics modem attached to the server.
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If you ever delete the Fax printer from the server by accident, there is no need to reinstall the Fax component, you can create a new one from the "Printers and Faxes" folder, click on File, then select "Install a Local Fax Printer". Please note that this option will not be available as long as you have a Fax printer present, including ones from RDP sessions. After you get the new Local Fax Printer, open its properties, go to the Sharing tab, and share the Fax printer so clients can connect to it.
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i do not see the file option on the printers and faxes folder.  I think that's 2003.
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open windows printer and faxes and just hit left ALT key
Then you will be able to see file option
Check below article for more information
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2007/07/11/installing-fax-and-not-seeing-the-fax-printer-created-and-not-getting-an-error-either.aspx
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removing, reinstalling the fax role, then rebooting solved it
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