I would look into the file format of the Win9x fax program and probably
discover that the files are all CCITT Group 3 files with some kind of MS
specific file header. I am not familiar with how Win9x fax 'organizes' and
describes each fax, whether it is just a filename or some sort of database
However, I would think that since the Win9x fax program works as an Outlook
Client, you probably could bring those files into Exchange on that station,
and then either provide the customer with a G3 file viewer or even leave the
Win9x fax installed to allow this.
Leadtools is a development kit that includes a remarkable number of graphics
file viewer that developers can build applications with. The probably have
a sample viewer on their website that would view the G3 files.
These are all just ideas, not experience.
As for what would I do in your situation, I would cut to the chase on this
and show them a real fax program (beating Zetafax to death again) and show
them why they want Exchange and group email to make faxes really powerful
and ignore the SBS fax util entirely. You will have a happy customer if you
go this route. You just need to offer them the entire bunch instead of one
> Hello Experts,
> I'm just THIS close of selling a 10 user SBS-solution to one of my
> customers................BUT.....what about thier faxes?
> They are now running a NT-server 4.0 and Win95 clients. I want them to
> change their clients into NT Workstations and get a SBS-server instead.
> They have an Win95-maschine, using the Outlook97 faxclient to received
> faxes. This have been running for 2 years, and they won't loose there
> archive of faxes, (Incoming invoices etc.). I've tried setting up a NTW,
> the faxclient for NTW wouldn't work at all.
> Will the SBS adapt the old faxarchive? Or do anybody know a 3. party
> to do the trick
> I'm listening!