Sad to say that this doesn't work for me. Modem sharing and Proxy (via
RAS) both connect to the physical port in different ways. Proxy (via
RAS) uses TAPI and Modem sharing goes direct to the port. The feature
that you want where an app will be smart and roll over to the next port
only works if that app has the first port. otherwise the second app
that shows up looking for a com port thinks there is a hardware error
VS. a line in use and bails. Sam problem with FAX and proxy. IMC and
proxy work together because they are both using tapi so they will share
the sam phonebook entry.
Posted At: Tuesday, August 18, 1998 10:44 AM
Posted To: microsoft.public.backoffice.smallbiz
Conversation: Can Proxy share modems with Modem Sharing?
Subject: Can Proxy share modems with Modem Sharing?
We have 2 USR external modems on our SBS. The modem sharing pool
contains both modems. We are also use Proxy Server to dial into our
Both work fine as long on the other is not using a modem. In other
words, Modem sharing will use COM1 modem to dial out, and then the
second client that requests modem get COM2 and all works fine.
Proxy server automatically uses DUN entry and dial outs using COM1 when
a user requestes a internet page.
When proxy is connected using COM1, then if another user tries to use a
shared modem the request fails, because modem sharing appears to be
trying to use COM1.
How can we make modem sharing automatcially use COM2 if Proxy is using