Windows 7 Pro connection to a Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Fax Server

Procedures to connect a Window 7 Pro 32 or 64 bit workstation to Windows Fax Server running on Windows Server 2012 R2?

When connecting to a Windows Fax Server running on Windows Server 2008 R2 I've followed these procedures:

Click the Start button, click All Programs, and then click Windows Fax and Scan. To use Fax view, click Fax at the bottom of the left pane. Click the Tools menu, and then click Fax Accounts. Click Add, and then, in the Fax Setup wizard, click Connect to a fax server on my network and follow the instructions.

Is it still the same procedures with the newer server operating system, or has it changed?

I'm seeing some more complicated procedures on the net that I'm hoping to avoid. steps 10 to 14 about adding an alternative driver.

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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Procedure is the same.
Additional drivers are not needed if you using same OS on all Fax clients.

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AnthonyMCSEAuthor Commented:
So does Windows Server 2012 R2 have both 32 and 64 bit drivers automatically for use by Win 7 Pro clients?

If I were to add a Windows 10 Pro machine to the network, would I need alternative driver or would the Windows Fax and Scan built into Windows 10 suffice for the connection?

Feel like I'm missing an understanding here
Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Windows 2012 driver is compatible with Windows 7 for sure for x64. I'm not sure about x86 You need to test it.
Windows 10 will install driver from driver store for himself.
Mine did :)
AnthonyMCSEAuthor Commented:
OK, ended up testing myself with both a 32 bit Win7Pro and a 64 bit Win7Pro and they both connected to the 64 bit Win Srv 2012 R2 fax service just fine.  Thanks, was just trying to make I wasn't painting myself into a corner with the client.
AnthonyMCSEAuthor Commented:
Client is happy, I'm happy
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