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Fax

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

Enables you to send and receive faxes, utilizing fax resources available on this computer or on the network.

Additional Information

This service is not installed by default and should not be installed on a “home” system. You can add or remove this service by heading to:

  1. Head to Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Select Programs
  4. Select Programs and Features
  5. Select Turn Windows Features on or off

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual
Windows 8 x64 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): Fax
Display Name: Fax

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\fxssvc.exe

Log On As

Account: Network Service

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

Enables you to send and receive faxes, utilizing fax resources available on this computer or on the network.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Basic Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Premium Manual Manual
Windows 7 Professional Manual Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): Fax
Display Name: Fax

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\fxssvc.exe

Log On As

Account: Network Service

Dependencies

What service Fax needs to function properly:

What other service require Fax to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Enables you to send and receive faxes, utilizing fax resources available on this computer or on the network.

Additional Information

With the retail release of Vista, the Fax service was available for Home Basic and Home Premium. It looks as though this service has been removed as of Service Pack 1 and 2.

You can check to see if it is available for you by going to under Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Select “Turn Windows features on or off (left side) > Check “Windows Fax and Scan”.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Not Installed Not Available Not Available
Vista Home Premium Not Installed Not Available Not Available
Vista Business Manual Manual Manual
Vista Ultimate Manual Manual Manual
Vista Enterprise Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed (Manual)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): Fax
Display Name: Fax

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\fxssvc.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Fax needs to function properly:

What other service require Fax to function properly:

  • None (B, U)

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Enables you to send and receive faxes, utilizing fax resources available on this computer or on the network.

Additional Information

Not installed by default, but if needed, you may install it later off the Windows XP CD under Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components > Check “Fax Services”.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Not Installed

Service Names

Service Name (registry): Fax
Display Name: Fax

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Fax needs to function properly:

What other service require Fax to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

Enables you to send and receive faxes, utilizing fax resources available on this computer or on the network.

Additional Information

Not installed by default, but if needed, you may install it later off the Windows XP CD under Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components > Check “Fax Services”.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home ? ? Not Installed (Automatic, Not Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Not Started)
XP MCE 2005 ? ? Not Installed (Automatic, Not Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Not Started)
XP Pro ? ? Not Installed (Automatic, Not Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Not Started)
XP Tablet PC 2005 ? ? Not Installed (Automatic, Not Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Not Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): Fax
Display Name: Fax

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Fax needs to function properly:

What other service require Fax to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

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