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  #1  
Old March 13th 05, 01:47 PM
Phil7979
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Default Fax Server Information Cannot be Retrieved

Hi, I've recently (since installing Windows XP Pro SP2; and MS Office SP3)
run into a problem with my fax. Briefly, every time I now try to send a fax
the wizard opens and I receive the error message: "Fax Server Information
Cannot be Retrieved. The Wizard will now close." I've done quite a lot of
research on the net re. this issue and can see that many people are
experiencing a similar problem; but these seem to be related to a network
environment: I'm running a single standalone PC. I've checked my fax
configuration: AOK but it has the Microsoft Shared Fax Driver and in
"Properties" it says that "Sharing is not available for this type of
printer." Q. Why would I want to share it on a standalone PC? I send and
receive faxes intermittently; but this worked fine prior to installing SP2
and SP3. I would appreciate some guidance how I can cure this problem,
please. Oh, tech' details a OS: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
(build 2600); 2000 megahertz AMD Pentium 4; 1024 Megabytes Installed Memory;
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX; CNXT V9x PCI Modem. Sorry to go on,
guys, but this is driving me insane!
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  #2  
Old March 13th 05, 02:30 PM
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Default Fax Server Information Cannot be Retrieved

Actually most of these problems are in the standalone environment. SP2 seems
to have demolished fax for many users. Microsoft is clueless. No one seems
to be able to come up with consistent steps to reproduce the problem, let
alone a solution.
Common sense would suggest that you make sure that SP2's firewall is off
when you try to send a fax. Make sure the Startup type for the fax service
is automatic and that the service is started before you try to send a fax.
Next, you should try to reconfigure your fax settings. Last, try removing
and reinstalling the fax module. Make sure you direct the installation
routine to the ServicePack/i386 folder.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Hi, I've recently (since installing Windows XP Pro SP2; and MS Office SP3)
run into a problem with my fax. Briefly, every time I now try to send a
fax
the wizard opens and I receive the error message: "Fax Server Information
Cannot be Retrieved. The Wizard will now close." I've done quite a lot of
research on the net re. this issue and can see that many people are
experiencing a similar problem; but these seem to be related to a network
environment: I'm running a single standalone PC. I've checked my fax
configuration: AOK but it has the Microsoft Shared Fax Driver and in
"Properties" it says that "Sharing is not available for this type of
printer." Q. Why would I want to share it on a standalone PC? I send and
receive faxes intermittently; but this worked fine prior to installing SP2
and SP3. I would appreciate some guidance how I can cure this problem,
please. Oh, tech' details a OS: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
(build 2600); 2000 megahertz AMD Pentium 4; 1024 Megabytes Installed
Memory;
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX; CNXT V9x PCI Modem. Sorry to go on,
guys, but this is driving me insane!



  #3  
Old March 13th 05, 02:49 PM
Phil7979
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Default Fax Server Information Cannot be Retrieved

Dear Russ,

Blisteringly fast response: many thanks. I'll try what you suggest and come
back to you. Regards.

"Phil7979" wrote:

Hi, I've recently (since installing Windows XP Pro SP2; and MS Office SP3)
run into a problem with my fax. Briefly, every time I now try to send a fax
the wizard opens and I receive the error message: "Fax Server Information
Cannot be Retrieved. The Wizard will now close." I've done quite a lot of
research on the net re. this issue and can see that many people are
experiencing a similar problem; but these seem to be related to a network
environment: I'm running a single standalone PC. I've checked my fax
configuration: AOK but it has the Microsoft Shared Fax Driver and in
"Properties" it says that "Sharing is not available for this type of
printer." Q. Why would I want to share it on a standalone PC? I send and
receive faxes intermittently; but this worked fine prior to installing SP2
and SP3. I would appreciate some guidance how I can cure this problem,
please. Oh, tech' details a OS: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
(build 2600); 2000 megahertz AMD Pentium 4; 1024 Megabytes Installed Memory;
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX; CNXT V9x PCI Modem. Sorry to go on,
guys, but this is driving me insane!

  #4  
Old March 13th 05, 03:11 PM
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Default Fax Server Information Cannot be Retrieved

Please do.
The more information we can get on this the better. There has to be an
answer out there somewhere, and it looks like we're on our own to figure it
out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Dear Russ,

Blisteringly fast response: many thanks. I'll try what you suggest and
come
back to you. Regards.

"Phil7979" wrote:

Hi, I've recently (since installing Windows XP Pro SP2; and MS Office
SP3)
run into a problem with my fax. Briefly, every time I now try to send a
fax
the wizard opens and I receive the error message: "Fax Server Information
Cannot be Retrieved. The Wizard will now close." I've done quite a lot of
research on the net re. this issue and can see that many people are
experiencing a similar problem; but these seem to be related to a network
environment: I'm running a single standalone PC. I've checked my fax
configuration: AOK but it has the Microsoft Shared Fax Driver and in
"Properties" it says that "Sharing is not available for this type of
printer." Q. Why would I want to share it on a standalone PC? I send and
receive faxes intermittently; but this worked fine prior to installing
SP2
and SP3. I would appreciate some guidance how I can cure this problem,
please. Oh, tech' details a OS: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
(build 2600); 2000 megahertz AMD Pentium 4; 1024 Megabytes Installed
Memory;
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX; CNXT V9x PCI Modem. Sorry to go
on,
guys, but this is driving me insane!



  #5  
Old March 13th 05, 05:01 PM
Phil7979
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Default Fax Server Information Cannot be Retrieved

Hi Russ,

Tried every single step you laid out in your response without any success
whatsoever. Tried it twice in case I'd not followed it exactly the 1st time.
No luck! Curiously, my directory ServicePackFiles/i386 is empty except for a
"Lang" subdirectory!!!

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Please do.
The more information we can get on this the better. There has to be an
answer out there somewhere, and it looks like we're on our own to figure it
out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Dear Russ,

Blisteringly fast response: many thanks. I'll try what you suggest and
come
back to you. Regards.

"Phil7979" wrote:

Hi, I've recently (since installing Windows XP Pro SP2; and MS Office
SP3)
run into a problem with my fax. Briefly, every time I now try to send a
fax
the wizard opens and I receive the error message: "Fax Server Information
Cannot be Retrieved. The Wizard will now close." I've done quite a lot of
research on the net re. this issue and can see that many people are
experiencing a similar problem; but these seem to be related to a network
environment: I'm running a single standalone PC. I've checked my fax
configuration: AOK but it has the Microsoft Shared Fax Driver and in
"Properties" it says that "Sharing is not available for this type of
printer." Q. Why would I want to share it on a standalone PC? I send and
receive faxes intermittently; but this worked fine prior to installing
SP2
and SP3. I would appreciate some guidance how I can cure this problem,
please. Oh, tech' details a OS: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
(build 2600); 2000 megahertz AMD Pentium 4; 1024 Megabytes Installed
Memory;
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX; CNXT V9x PCI Modem. Sorry to go
on,
guys, but this is driving me insane!




  #6  
Old March 13th 05, 05:07 PM
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Default Fax Server Information Cannot be Retrieved

So did you do the reinstall or not?
What was the status of the Fax Service in Administrative Tools Services?
What is the status of the Fax Printer in the Fax Console?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Hi Russ,

Tried every single step you laid out in your response without any success
whatsoever. Tried it twice in case I'd not followed it exactly the 1st
time.
No luck! Curiously, my directory ServicePackFiles/i386 is empty except for
a
"Lang" subdirectory!!!

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Please do.
The more information we can get on this the better. There has to be an
answer out there somewhere, and it looks like we're on our own to figure
it
out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Dear Russ,

Blisteringly fast response: many thanks. I'll try what you suggest and
come
back to you. Regards.

"Phil7979" wrote:

Hi, I've recently (since installing Windows XP Pro SP2; and MS Office
SP3)
run into a problem with my fax. Briefly, every time I now try to send
a
fax
the wizard opens and I receive the error message: "Fax Server
Information
Cannot be Retrieved. The Wizard will now close." I've done quite a lot
of
research on the net re. this issue and can see that many people are
experiencing a similar problem; but these seem to be related to a
network
environment: I'm running a single standalone PC. I've checked my fax
configuration: AOK but it has the Microsoft Shared Fax Driver and in
"Properties" it says that "Sharing is not available for this type of
printer." Q. Why would I want to share it on a standalone PC? I send
and
receive faxes intermittently; but this worked fine prior to installing
SP2
and SP3. I would appreciate some guidance how I can cure this problem,
please. Oh, tech' details a OS: Windows XP Professional Service
Pack 2
(build 2600); 2000 megahertz AMD Pentium 4; 1024 Megabytes Installed
Memory;
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX; CNXT V9x PCI Modem. Sorry to go
on,
guys, but this is driving me insane!






  #7  
Old March 17th 05, 01:41 PM
Phil7979
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Posts: n/a
Default Fax Server Information Cannot be Retrieved

Hi Russ,

Apologies for the delay in responding but work gets in the way of social
activity!

Did the reinstall: no luck; same problems.
Status In Admin ToolsSvs is "Started", "Automatic"
Fax Console: not sure where I get this status from but the fax is configured
correctly.

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

So did you do the reinstall or not?
What was the status of the Fax Service in Administrative Tools Services?
What is the status of the Fax Printer in the Fax Console?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Hi Russ,

Tried every single step you laid out in your response without any success
whatsoever. Tried it twice in case I'd not followed it exactly the 1st
time.
No luck! Curiously, my directory ServicePackFiles/i386 is empty except for
a
"Lang" subdirectory!!!

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Please do.
The more information we can get on this the better. There has to be an
answer out there somewhere, and it looks like we're on our own to figure
it
out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Dear Russ,

Blisteringly fast response: many thanks. I'll try what you suggest and
come
back to you. Regards.

"Phil7979" wrote:

Hi, I've recently (since installing Windows XP Pro SP2; and MS Office
SP3)
run into a problem with my fax. Briefly, every time I now try to send
a
fax
the wizard opens and I receive the error message: "Fax Server
Information
Cannot be Retrieved. The Wizard will now close." I've done quite a lot
of
research on the net re. this issue and can see that many people are
experiencing a similar problem; but these seem to be related to a
network
environment: I'm running a single standalone PC. I've checked my fax
configuration: AOK but it has the Microsoft Shared Fax Driver and in
"Properties" it says that "Sharing is not available for this type of
printer." Q. Why would I want to share it on a standalone PC? I send
and
receive faxes intermittently; but this worked fine prior to installing
SP2
and SP3. I would appreciate some guidance how I can cure this problem,
please. Oh, tech' details a OS: Windows XP Professional Service
Pack 2
(build 2600); 2000 megahertz AMD Pentium 4; 1024 Megabytes Installed
Memory;
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX; CNXT V9x PCI Modem. Sorry to go
on,
guys, but this is driving me insane!






  #8  
Old March 17th 05, 05:42 PM
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Posts: n/a
Default Fax Server Information Cannot be Retrieved

In the Fax Console Tools Fax Printer Status...
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Hi Russ,

Apologies for the delay in responding but work gets in the way of social
activity!

Did the reinstall: no luck; same problems.
Status In Admin ToolsSvs is "Started", "Automatic"
Fax Console: not sure where I get this status from but the fax is
configured
correctly.

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

So did you do the reinstall or not?
What was the status of the Fax Service in Administrative Tools
Services?
What is the status of the Fax Printer in the Fax Console?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Hi Russ,

Tried every single step you laid out in your response without any
success
whatsoever. Tried it twice in case I'd not followed it exactly the 1st
time.
No luck! Curiously, my directory ServicePackFiles/i386 is empty except
for
a
"Lang" subdirectory!!!

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Please do.
The more information we can get on this the better. There has to be an
answer out there somewhere, and it looks like we're on our own to
figure
it
out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Dear Russ,

Blisteringly fast response: many thanks. I'll try what you suggest
and
come
back to you. Regards.

"Phil7979" wrote:

Hi, I've recently (since installing Windows XP Pro SP2; and MS
Office
SP3)
run into a problem with my fax. Briefly, every time I now try to
send
a
fax
the wizard opens and I receive the error message: "Fax Server
Information
Cannot be Retrieved. The Wizard will now close." I've done quite a
lot
of
research on the net re. this issue and can see that many people are
experiencing a similar problem; but these seem to be related to a
network
environment: I'm running a single standalone PC. I've checked my
fax
configuration: AOK but it has the Microsoft Shared Fax Driver and
in
"Properties" it says that "Sharing is not available for this type
of
printer." Q. Why would I want to share it on a standalone PC? I
send
and
receive faxes intermittently; but this worked fine prior to
installing
SP2
and SP3. I would appreciate some guidance how I can cure this
problem,
please. Oh, tech' details a OS: Windows XP Professional Service
Pack 2
(build 2600); 2000 megahertz AMD Pentium 4; 1024 Megabytes
Installed
Memory;
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX; CNXT V9x PCI Modem. Sorry to
go
on,
guys, but this is driving me insane!








  #9  
Old March 20th 05, 10:03 AM
Phil7979
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Default Fax Server Information Cannot be Retrieved

Hi Russ,

Status is: "Local" "Online".

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

In the Fax Console Tools Fax Printer Status...
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Hi Russ,

Apologies for the delay in responding but work gets in the way of social
activity!

Did the reinstall: no luck; same problems.
Status In Admin ToolsSvs is "Started", "Automatic"
Fax Console: not sure where I get this status from but the fax is
configured
correctly.

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

So did you do the reinstall or not?
What was the status of the Fax Service in Administrative Tools
Services?
What is the status of the Fax Printer in the Fax Console?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Hi Russ,

Tried every single step you laid out in your response without any
success
whatsoever. Tried it twice in case I'd not followed it exactly the 1st
time.
No luck! Curiously, my directory ServicePackFiles/i386 is empty except
for
a
"Lang" subdirectory!!!

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Please do.
The more information we can get on this the better. There has to be an
answer out there somewhere, and it looks like we're on our own to
figure
it
out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Dear Russ,

Blisteringly fast response: many thanks. I'll try what you suggest
and
come
back to you. Regards.

"Phil7979" wrote:

Hi, I've recently (since installing Windows XP Pro SP2; and MS
Office
SP3)
run into a problem with my fax. Briefly, every time I now try to
send
a
fax
the wizard opens and I receive the error message: "Fax Server
Information
Cannot be Retrieved. The Wizard will now close." I've done quite a
lot
of
research on the net re. this issue and can see that many people are
experiencing a similar problem; but these seem to be related to a
network
environment: I'm running a single standalone PC. I've checked my
fax
configuration: AOK but it has the Microsoft Shared Fax Driver and
in
"Properties" it says that "Sharing is not available for this type
of
printer." Q. Why would I want to share it on a standalone PC? I
send
and
receive faxes intermittently; but this worked fine prior to
installing
SP2
and SP3. I would appreciate some guidance how I can cure this
problem,
please. Oh, tech' details a OS: Windows XP Professional Service
Pack 2
(build 2600); 2000 megahertz AMD Pentium 4; 1024 Megabytes
Installed
Memory;
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX; CNXT V9x PCI Modem. Sorry to
go
on,
guys, but this is driving me insane!









  #10  
Old March 20th 05, 11:26 AM
Russ Valentine [MVP Outlook]
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Posts: n/a
Default Fax Server Information Cannot be Retrieved

Thanks.
Got it.
All information has been forwarded to the fax developers.
------
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]

Phil7979 wrote:
Hi Russ,

Status is: "Local" "Online".

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:


In the Fax Console Tools Fax Printer Status...
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...

Hi Russ,

Apologies for the delay in responding but work gets in the way of social
activity!

Did the reinstall: no luck; same problems.
Status In Admin ToolsSvs is "Started", "Automatic"
Fax Console: not sure where I get this status from but the fax is
configured
correctly.

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:


So did you do the reinstall or not?
What was the status of the Fax Service in Administrative Tools
Services?
What is the status of the Fax Printer in the Fax Console?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...

Hi Russ,

Tried every single step you laid out in your response without any
success
whatsoever. Tried it twice in case I'd not followed it exactly the 1st
time.
No luck! Curiously, my directory ServicePackFiles/i386 is empty except
for
a
"Lang" subdirectory!!!

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:


Please do.
The more information we can get on this the better. There has to be an
answer out there somewhere, and it looks like we're on our own to
figure
it
out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...

Dear Russ,

Blisteringly fast response: many thanks. I'll try what you suggest
and
come
back to you. Regards.

"Phil7979" wrote:


Hi, I've recently (since installing Windows XP Pro SP2; and MS
Office
SP3)
run into a problem with my fax. Briefly, every time I now try to
send
a
fax
the wizard opens and I receive the error message: "Fax Server
Information
Cannot be Retrieved. The Wizard will now close." I've done quite a
lot
of
research on the net re. this issue and can see that many people are
experiencing a similar problem; but these seem to be related to a
network
environment: I'm running a single standalone PC. I've checked my
fax
configuration: AOK but it has the Microsoft Shared Fax Driver and
in
"Properties" it says that "Sharing is not available for this type
of
printer." Q. Why would I want to share it on a standalone PC? I
send
and
receive faxes intermittently; but this worked fine prior to
installing
SP2
and SP3. I would appreciate some guidance how I can cure this
problem,
please. Oh, tech' details a OS: Windows XP Professional Service
Pack 2
(build 2600); 2000 megahertz AMD Pentium 4; 1024 Megabytes
Installed
Memory;
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX; CNXT V9x PCI Modem. Sorry to
go
on,
guys, but this is driving me insane!







  #11  
Old March 21st 05, 04:21 PM
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Posts: n/a
Default Fax Server Information Cannot be Retrieved

We'll need the following to track this down further:
(1) Any eventvwr message from FaxSrv or Print, when you invoke the Send Fax
Wizard.

(2) The version number of the fax binaries in the system. Run FileVer.exe
(from Windows Support Tools) for:

(a) %windir%\system32\fxs* and %windir%\system32\winfax.dll

(b) %windir%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxs*

You can alternately right click on these files on explorer and send us
version numbers but that would be tedious.

(3) Was this a clean install of XPSP2? Did you ever connect to a "shared fax
server" from Windows Server 2003 or SBS2000 or any other shared fax server?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]

"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Hi Russ,

Status is: "Local" "Online".

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

In the Fax Console Tools Fax Printer Status...
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Hi Russ,

Apologies for the delay in responding but work gets in the way of
social
activity!

Did the reinstall: no luck; same problems.
Status In Admin ToolsSvs is "Started", "Automatic"
Fax Console: not sure where I get this status from but the fax is
configured
correctly.

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

So did you do the reinstall or not?
What was the status of the Fax Service in Administrative Tools
Services?
What is the status of the Fax Printer in the Fax Console?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Hi Russ,

Tried every single step you laid out in your response without any
success
whatsoever. Tried it twice in case I'd not followed it exactly the
1st
time.
No luck! Curiously, my directory ServicePackFiles/i386 is empty
except
for
a
"Lang" subdirectory!!!

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Please do.
The more information we can get on this the better. There has to be
an
answer out there somewhere, and it looks like we're on our own to
figure
it
out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Dear Russ,

Blisteringly fast response: many thanks. I'll try what you
suggest
and
come
back to you. Regards.

"Phil7979" wrote:

Hi, I've recently (since installing Windows XP Pro SP2; and MS
Office
SP3)
run into a problem with my fax. Briefly, every time I now try to
send
a
fax
the wizard opens and I receive the error message: "Fax Server
Information
Cannot be Retrieved. The Wizard will now close." I've done quite
a
lot
of
research on the net re. this issue and can see that many people
are
experiencing a similar problem; but these seem to be related to
a
network
environment: I'm running a single standalone PC. I've checked my
fax
configuration: AOK but it has the Microsoft Shared Fax Driver
and
in
"Properties" it says that "Sharing is not available for this
type
of
printer." Q. Why would I want to share it on a standalone PC? I
send
and
receive faxes intermittently; but this worked fine prior to
installing
SP2
and SP3. I would appreciate some guidance how I can cure this
problem,
please. Oh, tech' details a OS: Windows XP Professional
Service
Pack 2
(build 2600); 2000 megahertz AMD Pentium 4; 1024 Megabytes
Installed
Memory;
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX; CNXT V9x PCI Modem. Sorry
to
go
on,
guys, but this is driving me insane!











  #12  
Old March 24th 05, 05:05 PM
Phil7979
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Default Fax Server Information Cannot be Retrieved

Hi Russ,

Here are my responses:

The only eventvwr msg I receive when trying to send a fax appears in a
dialogue box: "Fax server information cannot be retrieved. The Fax Wizard
will now close."

Following is the long list of version numbers for the files in question:
C:\fileVer.exe /X /B /A /D %windir%\system32\fxs*
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsapi.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.0 shp c:\windows\system32\fxscfgwz.dll
W32i APP ENU 5.2.1776.1024 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsclnt.exe
W32i APP ENU 5.2.1776.0 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsclntr.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.0 shp c:\windows\system32\fxscom.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxscomex.dll
- - - - - c:\windows\system32\fxscount.h
W32i APP ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxscover.exe
W32i DRV ENU 0.3.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsdrv.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.0 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsevent.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsext32.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.0 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsmon.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsperf.dll
- - - - - c:\windows\system32\fxsperf.ini
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsres.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.0 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsroute.dll
W32i APP ENU 5.2.1776.0 shp c:\windows\system32\fxssend.exe
W32i APP ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsst.dll
W32i APP ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxssvc.exe
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxst30.dll
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxstiff.dll
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsui.dll
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxswzrd.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsxp32.dll

C:\fileVer.exe /X /B /A /D %windir%\system32\winfax.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.0 shp c:\windows\system32\winfax.dll

C:\fileVer.exe /X /B /A /D %windir%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxs*
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp
c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxsapi. dll
W32i DRV ENU 0.3.1776.1023 shp
c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxsdrv. dll
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp
c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxsres. dll
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp
c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxstiff .dll
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp
c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxsui.d ll
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp
c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxswzrd .dll

The install for XPSP2 was clean.

No, I have (not to my knowledge!) ever connected to a "shared fax server"
from Windows Server 2003 or SBS2000 or any other shared fax server.

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

We'll need the following to track this down further:
(1) Any eventvwr message from FaxSrv or Print, when you invoke the Send Fax
Wizard.

(2) The version number of the fax binaries in the system. Run FileVer.exe
(from Windows Support Tools) for:

(a) %windir%\system32\fxs* and %windir%\system32\winfax.dll

(b) %windir%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxs*

You can alternately right click on these files on explorer and send us
version numbers but that would be tedious.

(3) Was this a clean install of XPSP2? Did you ever connect to a "shared fax
server" from Windows Server 2003 or SBS2000 or any other shared fax server?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]

"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Hi Russ,

Status is: "Local" "Online".

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

In the Fax Console Tools Fax Printer Status...
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Hi Russ,

Apologies for the delay in responding but work gets in the way of
social
activity!

Did the reinstall: no luck; same problems.
Status In Admin ToolsSvs is "Started", "Automatic"
Fax Console: not sure where I get this status from but the fax is
configured
correctly.

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

So did you do the reinstall or not?
What was the status of the Fax Service in Administrative Tools
Services?
What is the status of the Fax Printer in the Fax Console?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Hi Russ,

Tried every single step you laid out in your response without any
success
whatsoever. Tried it twice in case I'd not followed it exactly the
1st
time.
No luck! Curiously, my directory ServicePackFiles/i386 is empty
except
for
a
"Lang" subdirectory!!!

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Please do.
The more information we can get on this the better. There has to be
an
answer out there somewhere, and it looks like we're on our own to
figure
it
out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Dear Russ,

Blisteringly fast response: many thanks. I'll try what you
suggest
and
come
back to you. Regards.

"Phil7979" wrote:

Hi, I've recently (since installing Windows XP Pro SP2; and MS
Office
SP3)
run into a problem with my fax. Briefly, every time I now try to
send
a
fax
the wizard opens and I receive the error message: "Fax Server
Information
Cannot be Retrieved. The Wizard will now close." I've done quite
a
lot
of
research on the net re. this issue and can see that many people
are
experiencing a similar problem; but these seem to be related to
a
network
environment: I'm running a single standalone PC. I've checked my
fax
configuration: AOK but it has the Microsoft Shared Fax Driver
and
in
"Properties" it says that "Sharing is not available for this
type
of
printer." Q. Why would I want to share it on a standalone PC? I
send
and
receive faxes intermittently; but this worked fine prior to
installing
SP2
and SP3. I would appreciate some guidance how I can cure this
problem,
please. Oh, tech' details a OS: Windows XP Professional
Service
Pack 2
(build 2600); 2000 megahertz AMD Pentium 4; 1024 Megabytes
Installed
Memory;
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX; CNXT V9x PCI Modem. Sorry
to
go
on,
guys, but this is driving me insane!












  #13  
Old March 24th 05, 06:12 PM
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Fax Server Information Cannot be Retrieved

Excellent.
Information is on its way to the developers. They just told me they are on a
3 day weekend and won't start working on it until Monday.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Hi Russ,

Here are my responses:

The only eventvwr msg I receive when trying to send a fax appears in a
dialogue box: "Fax server information cannot be retrieved. The Fax Wizard
will now close."

Following is the long list of version numbers for the files in question:
C:\fileVer.exe /X /B /A /D %windir%\system32\fxs*
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsapi.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.0 shp c:\windows\system32\fxscfgwz.dll
W32i APP ENU 5.2.1776.1024 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsclnt.exe
W32i APP ENU 5.2.1776.0 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsclntr.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.0 shp c:\windows\system32\fxscom.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxscomex.dll
- - - - - c:\windows\system32\fxscount.h
W32i APP ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxscover.exe
W32i DRV ENU 0.3.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsdrv.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.0 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsevent.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsext32.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.0 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsmon.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsperf.dll
- - - - - c:\windows\system32\fxsperf.ini
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsres.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.0 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsroute.dll
W32i APP ENU 5.2.1776.0 shp c:\windows\system32\fxssend.exe
W32i APP ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsst.dll
W32i APP ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxssvc.exe
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxst30.dll
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxstiff.dll
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsui.dll
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxswzrd.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp c:\windows\system32\fxsxp32.dll

C:\fileVer.exe /X /B /A /D %windir%\system32\winfax.dll
W32i DLL ENU 5.2.1776.0 shp c:\windows\system32\winfax.dll

C:\fileVer.exe /X /B /A /D %windir%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxs*
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp
c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxsapi. dll
W32i DRV ENU 0.3.1776.1023 shp
c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxsdrv. dll
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp
c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxsres. dll
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp
c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxstiff .dll
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp
c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxsui.d ll
W32i DRV ENU 5.2.1776.1023 shp
c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxswzrd .dll

The install for XPSP2 was clean.

No, I have (not to my knowledge!) ever connected to a "shared fax server"
from Windows Server 2003 or SBS2000 or any other shared fax server.

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

We'll need the following to track this down further:
(1) Any eventvwr message from FaxSrv or Print, when you invoke the Send
Fax
Wizard.

(2) The version number of the fax binaries in the system. Run FileVer.exe
(from Windows Support Tools) for:

(a) %windir%\system32\fxs* and %windir%\system32\winfax.dll

(b) %windir%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fxs*

You can alternately right click on these files on explorer and send us
version numbers but that would be tedious.

(3) Was this a clean install of XPSP2? Did you ever connect to a "shared
fax
server" from Windows Server 2003 or SBS2000 or any other shared fax
server?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]

"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Hi Russ,

Status is: "Local" "Online".

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

In the Fax Console Tools Fax Printer Status...
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Hi Russ,

Apologies for the delay in responding but work gets in the way of
social
activity!

Did the reinstall: no luck; same problems.
Status In Admin ToolsSvs is "Started", "Automatic"
Fax Console: not sure where I get this status from but the fax is
configured
correctly.

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

So did you do the reinstall or not?
What was the status of the Fax Service in Administrative Tools
Services?
What is the status of the Fax Printer in the Fax Console?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Hi Russ,

Tried every single step you laid out in your response without any
success
whatsoever. Tried it twice in case I'd not followed it exactly
the
1st
time.
No luck! Curiously, my directory ServicePackFiles/i386 is empty
except
for
a
"Lang" subdirectory!!!

Regards.
Phil

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Please do.
The more information we can get on this the better. There has to
be
an
answer out there somewhere, and it looks like we're on our own
to
figure
it
out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Phil7979" wrote in message
...
Dear Russ,

Blisteringly fast response: many thanks. I'll try what you
suggest
and
come
back to you. Regards.

"Phil7979" wrote:

Hi, I've recently (since installing Windows XP Pro SP2; and
MS
Office
SP3)
run into a problem with my fax. Briefly, every time I now try
to
send
a
fax
the wizard opens and I receive the error message: "Fax Server
Information
Cannot be Retrieved. The Wizard will now close." I've done
quite
a
lot
of
research on the net re. this issue and can see that many
people
are
experiencing a similar problem; but these seem to be related
to
a
network
environment: I'm running a single standalone PC. I've checked
my
fax
configuration: AOK but it has the Microsoft Shared Fax Driver
and
in
"Properties" it says that "Sharing is not available for this
type
of
printer." Q. Why would I want to share it on a standalone PC?
I
send
and
receive faxes intermittently; but this worked fine prior to
installing
SP2
and SP3. I would appreciate some guidance how I can cure this
problem,
please. Oh, tech' details a OS: Windows XP Professional
Service
Pack 2
(build 2600); 2000 megahertz AMD Pentium 4; 1024 Megabytes
Installed
Memory;
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX; CNXT V9x PCI Modem.
Sorry
to
go
on,
guys, but this is driving me insane!














  #14  
Old March 24th 05, 06:15 PM
lee_ad
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Fax Server Information Cannot be Retrieved

Hello,

I am experiencing the same problem too. I bought my computer 2 months ago,
preloaded with Windows XP SP2. I do not have any Norton AV or any other AV
installed because I haven't got around to purchase one yet. I am using the
firewall that is included with Windows.

I am trying to send a fax from the fax console. I press the "New Fax"
button, the fax wizard pops up. I press the "Next" button and the error
message pops up - "Fax server information cannot be retrieved. The fax
wizard will close now." I have check all the configurations for the fax
modem - Lucent Win Fax modem and it's working properly. I was not connected
to the internet while using the fax feature.
Fax printer status is local and online.

I'm running a P4 3GHz, with Windows XP Home edition.




"Phil7979" wrote:

Hi, I've recently (since installing Windows XP Pro SP2; and MS Office SP3)
run into a problem with my fax. Briefly, every time I now try to send a fax
the wizard opens and I receive the error message: "Fax Server Information
Cannot be Retrieved. The Wizard will now close." I've done quite a lot of
research on the net re. this issue and can see that many people are
experiencing a similar problem; but these seem to be related to a network
environment: I'm running a single standalone PC. I've checked my fax
configuration: AOK but it has the Microsoft Shared Fax Driver and in
"Properties" it says that "Sharing is not available for this type of
printer." Q. Why would I want to share it on a standalone PC? I send and
receive faxes intermittently; but this worked fine prior to installing SP2
and SP3. I would appreciate some guidance how I can cure this problem,
please. Oh, tech' details a OS: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
(build 2600); 2000 megahertz AMD Pentium 4; 1024 Megabytes Installed Memory;
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX; CNXT V9x PCI Modem. Sorry to go on,
guys, but this is driving me insane!

  #15  
Old March 24th 05, 08:19 PM
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Fax Server Information Cannot be Retrieved

See if turning off the Firewall temporarily changes anything.
If not, then you'll need to obtain the troubleshooting information I posted.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"lee_ad" wrote in message
...
Hello,

I am experiencing the same problem too. I bought my computer 2 months
ago,
preloaded with Windows XP SP2. I do not have any Norton AV or any other
AV
installed because I haven't got around to purchase one yet. I am using
the
firewall that is included with Windows.

I am trying to send a fax from the fax console. I press the "New Fax"
button, the fax wizard pops up. I press the "Next" button and the error
message pops up - "Fax server information cannot be retrieved. The fax
wizard will close now." I have check all the configurations for the fax
modem - Lucent Win Fax modem and it's working properly. I was not
connected
to the internet while using the fax feature.
Fax printer status is local and online.

I'm running a P4 3GHz, with Windows XP Home edition.




"Phil7979" wrote:

Hi, I've recently (since installing Windows XP Pro SP2; and MS Office
SP3)
run into a problem with my fax. Briefly, every time I now try to send a
fax
the wizard opens and I receive the error message: "Fax Server Information
Cannot be Retrieved. The Wizard will now close." I've done quite a lot of
research on the net re. this issue and can see that many people are
experiencing a similar problem; but these seem to be related to a network
environment: I'm running a single standalone PC. I've checked my fax
configuration: AOK but it has the Microsoft Shared Fax Driver and in
"Properties" it says that "Sharing is not available for this type of
printer." Q. Why would I want to share it on a standalone PC? I send and
receive faxes intermittently; but this worked fine prior to installing
SP2
and SP3. I would appreciate some guidance how I can cure this problem,
please. Oh, tech' details a OS: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
(build 2600); 2000 megahertz AMD Pentium 4; 1024 Megabytes Installed
Memory;
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX; CNXT V9x PCI Modem. Sorry to go
on,
guys, but this is driving me insane!



 




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