[Today's post comes to us courtesy of Roderick White and Shawn Sullivan]
By design, user accounts that do not belong to the Windows SBS Fax Administrators group are not able to manage the SBS 2008 Fax queue from the Windows XP Fax Console. This is due to the enhanced fax security configuration in Windows 2008, which requires you to create a fax account through Windows Fax and Scan on Vista or Windows7 before managing the queue. This option is not available for Windows XP. However, users will still be able to send a fax from XP using applications such Notepad, Word, and Outlook.
You can expect the following behavior when opening the Windows XP Fax Console as a domain user:
You can verify that you still have the ability to send a fax by doing the following:
We recommend that you do not change the default security configuration for SBS 2008 Fax Service. However, if decommissioning Windows XP is not an option and you require ability for users to manage and send faxes from the XP Fax Console, you can take the following action:
Note: User accounts that have Manage Fax Document permission will now have the same experience in the XP Fax console that they would in Windows Fax and Scan. Besides the ability to send fax, they will also see all unassigned faxes within the Inbox and see only faxes that they have sent in the Outbox and Sent Items.
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