We have a company of about 25 individuals, with an expectancy of
growing close to 50 in a year or so. Our company does a lot of
faxing...in fact, we rely heavily on faxing & e-mailing, the two most
important things in my opinion.
We have what I like to call "virtual" fax machines set up at 3
workstations: 3 Win98 PC's using Outlook 2000 to gather faxes and
then the faxes are distributed by printouts or rerouted to those
individuals who are capable of receiving forwarded faxes via Outlook
(everyone has Outlook 2000 but only a third have Win98 PC's...the
other two-thirds have NT workstations) Just a quick note, we're not
quite sure how to set up NT PC's to receive forwarded faxes! Only the
Win98 PC's can receive rerouted faxes--we were able to do that?!
So, we have 3 fax administrators at designated PC's that must deal
with getting faxes to the proper individuals. My question is does SBS
fax server provide a way to consolidate the fax administration so that
faxes can be received and rerouted automatically? We would basically
like central management (and I believe that's what SBS is all about,
yes?!) Or even if we have to do manual rerouting, would the SBS fax
server be powerful enough to meet our needs consistently on an
everyday basis? If not, is there a third party fax software we can
endeavor to complement SBS server so that we can accomplish this?
Also, is there any substance to using SBS fax server for outbound
faxing? Because we would like everyone to just the have the immediate
capability to fax from wherever that person is on the network. We do
have several fax machines in house that we'll always be using, but
it's always nice to have that added capability at each PC.
Sorry so many questions! I'm a neophyte when it comes to SBS, and
right now we're dealing with the fax server issue and whether or not
the software that comes with SBS should be used or replaced. Any
recommendations, etc, are much appreciated. Thanks in advance!