Windows Fax & Scan - Outlook Contacts

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Bruce Terry

Hi All,

Why can't I access my Outlook 2007 contacts from Windows Fax & Scan to
enable sending a fax to a particular contact.

I am connected to a Windows SBS 2003 Server and am using the Fax server
function.

It used to work fine before I upgraded the PC to Windows Vista.

Can anyone help?
Bruce Terry
 

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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

WFS uses whatever you have designated as your default Contacts Manager for
your OS.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Bruce Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> Hi All,
>
> Why can't I access my Outlook 2007 contacts from Windows Fax & Scan to
> enable sending a fax to a particular contact.
>
> I am connected to a Windows SBS 2003 Server and am using the Fax server
> function.
>
> It used to work fine before I upgraded the PC to Windows Vista.
>
> Can anyone help?
> Bruce Terry
 

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huwyngr

In article <[email protected]>, Russ
Valentine [MVP-Outlook] wrote:

> Since the OP has already launched WFS .....

I was not prepared to assume this since failure to find WFS would fit
the statement "Why can't I access" .... <s>

I don't assume anything these days and people need to learn to give
information at the start! Sorry but that's a war-weary sysop speaking
<g>
 

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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Couldn't agree more that more information is always better than less. But
when you read beyond your self-imposed ellipses, you will see that the OP is
already running WFS and trying to access his Outlook Contacts, which he
should bloody well be able to do.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"huwyngr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> In article <[email protected]>, Russ
> Valentine [MVP-Outlook] wrote:
>

>> Since the OP has already launched WFS .....
>
> I was not prepared to assume this since failure to find WFS would fit
> the statement "Why can't I access" .... <s>
>
> I don't assume anything these days and people need to learn to give
> information at the start! Sorry but that's a war-weary sysop speaking
> <g>
>
 

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Bruce Terry

Thanks for the replies Russ,

I think you might be onto something with the Windows Contacts defaults
comment.

I confirm I am running Vista Business, as I understand it you cannot connect
to Small Business Server unless you are runing the Business or Ultimate
version of Vista.

When I look at the Default programs I see that:

- Microsoft Outlook has all its defaults
- Windows Contacts has 4 of 5 defaults (does not include .vcf extension files)
The 4 defaults that are selected include a ".contact" extension that is
set to Windows Contacts but is greyed out and cannot be changed.

Any clues on how to change it to Microsoft Outlook Contacts ?

Regards
Bruce Terry


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> Couldn't agree more that more information is always better than less. But
> when you read beyond your self-imposed ellipses, you will see that the OP is
> already running WFS and trying to access his Outlook Contacts, which he
> should bloody well be able to do.
> --
> Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "huwyngr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

> > In article <[email protected]>, Russ
> > Valentine [MVP-Outlook] wrote:
> >

> >> Since the OP has already launched WFS .....
> >
> > I was not prepared to assume this since failure to find WFS would fit
> > the statement "Why can't I access" .... <s>
> >
> > I don't assume anything these days and people need to learn to give
> > information at the start! Sorry but that's a war-weary sysop speaking
> > <g>
> >
>
 

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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

If Outlook is set to all of its defaults (including your default email
program), then you should be good to go. The next thing to look at is how
you set up your client. How did you configure your client fax account? It
may be necessary to elevate WFS on the client to run as administrator when
you make that configuration.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Bruce Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> Thanks for the replies Russ,
>
> I think you might be onto something with the Windows Contacts defaults
> comment.
>
> I confirm I am running Vista Business, as I understand it you cannot
> connect
> to Small Business Server unless you are runing the Business or Ultimate
> version of Vista.
>
> When I look at the Default programs I see that:
>
> - Microsoft Outlook has all its defaults
> - Windows Contacts has 4 of 5 defaults (does not include .vcf extension
> files)
> The 4 defaults that are selected include a ".contact" extension that is
> set to Windows Contacts but is greyed out and cannot be changed.
>
> Any clues on how to change it to Microsoft Outlook Contacts ?
>
> Regards
> Bruce Terry
>
>
> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>

>> Couldn't agree more that more information is always better than less. But
>> when you read beyond your self-imposed ellipses, you will see that the OP
>> is
>> already running WFS and trying to access his Outlook Contacts, which he
>> should bloody well be able to do.
>> --
>> Russ Valentine
>> [MVP-Outlook]
>> "huwyngr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]

>> > In article <[email protected]>, Russ
>> > Valentine [MVP-Outlook] wrote:
>> >
>> >> Since the OP has already launched WFS .....
>> >
>> > I was not prepared to assume this since failure to find WFS would fit
>> > the statement "Why can't I access" .... <s>
>> >
>> > I don't assume anything these days and people need to learn to give
>> > information at the start! Sorry but that's a war-weary sysop speaking
>> > <g>
>> >
>>
 

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Bruce Terry

Good call Russ,

Ran WFS "as Administrator" and the Outlook Contacts appeared.

Thanks for your help--
Bruce Terry


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> If Outlook is set to all of its defaults (including your default email
> program), then you should be good to go. The next thing to look at is how
> you set up your client. How did you configure your client fax account? It
> may be necessary to elevate WFS on the client to run as administrator when
> you make that configuration.
> --
> Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "Bruce Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

> > Thanks for the replies Russ,
> >
> > I think you might be onto something with the Windows Contacts defaults
> > comment.
> >
> > I confirm I am running Vista Business, as I understand it you cannot
> > connect
> > to Small Business Server unless you are runing the Business or Ultimate
> > version of Vista.
> >
> > When I look at the Default programs I see that:
> >
> > - Microsoft Outlook has all its defaults
> > - Windows Contacts has 4 of 5 defaults (does not include .vcf extension
> > files)
> > The 4 defaults that are selected include a ".contact" extension that is
> > set to Windows Contacts but is greyed out and cannot be changed.
> >
> > Any clues on how to change it to Microsoft Outlook Contacts ?
> >
> > Regards
> > Bruce Terry
> >
> >
> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
> >

> >> Couldn't agree more that more information is always better than less. But
> >> when you read beyond your self-imposed ellipses, you will see that the OP
> >> is
> >> already running WFS and trying to access his Outlook Contacts, which he
> >> should bloody well be able to do.
> >> --
> >> Russ Valentine
> >> [MVP-Outlook]
> >> "huwyngr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> >> news:[email protected]
> >> > In article <[email protected]>, Russ
> >> > Valentine [MVP-Outlook] wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Since the OP has already launched WFS .....
> >> >
> >> > I was not prepared to assume this since failure to find WFS would fit
> >> > the statement "Why can't I access" .... <s>
> >> >
> >> > I don't assume anything these days and people need to learn to give
> >> > information at the start! Sorry but that's a war-weary sysop speaking
> >> > <g>
> >> >
> >>
>
 

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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

His post was pretty darn clear. Only the poster could imply something, not
you. You could only infer.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"huwyngr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> In article <[email protected]>, Russ
> Valentine [MVP-Outlook] wrote:
>

>> you will see that the OP is already running WFS
>
> I don't actually see that stated by him and I'd rather be redundant
> than imply something that is not so.
>
 

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Jordan goldberg

I am looking for newgroup for Windows 7 Pro .. cant find it. I have a
question about using fax and scan connected to a windows 2003 sbs fax server

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> Couldn't agree more that more information is always better than less. But
> when you read beyond your self-imposed ellipses, you will see that the OP is
> already running WFS and trying to access his Outlook Contacts, which he
> should bloody well be able to do.
> --
> Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "huwyngr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

> > In article <[email protected]>, Russ
> > Valentine [MVP-Outlook] wrote:
> >

> >> Since the OP has already launched WFS .....
> >
> > I was not prepared to assume this since failure to find WFS would fit
> > the statement "Why can't I access" .... <s>
> >
> > I don't assume anything these days and people need to learn to give
> > information at the start! Sorry but that's a war-weary sysop speaking
> > <g>
> >
>
 

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DL

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/group/WindowsAnswers

"Jordan goldberg" <Jordan [email protected]> wrote in
message news:[email protected]

>I am looking for newgroup for Windows 7 Pro .. cant find it. I have a
> question about using fax and scan connected to a windows 2003 sbs fax
> server
>
> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>

>> Couldn't agree more that more information is always better than less. But
>> when you read beyond your self-imposed ellipses, you will see that the OP
>> is
>> already running WFS and trying to access his Outlook Contacts, which he
>> should bloody well be able to do.
>> --
>> Russ Valentine
>> [MVP-Outlook]
>> "huwyngr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]

>> > In article <[email protected]>, Russ
>> > Valentine [MVP-Outlook] wrote:
>> >
>> >> Since the OP has already launched WFS .....
>> >
>> > I was not prepared to assume this since failure to find WFS would fit
>> > the statement "Why can't I access" .... <s>
>> >
>> > I don't assume anything these days and people need to learn to give
>> > information at the start! Sorry but that's a war-weary sysop speaking
>> > <g>
>> >
>>
 

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Ken Blake, MVP

On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 20:19:01 -0800, Jordan goldberg <Jordan
[email protected]> wrote:

> I am looking for newgroup for Windows 7 Pro .. cant find it. I have a
> question about using fax and scan connected to a windows 2003 sbs fax server


Unfortunately it's highly unlikely that there will be any Microsoft
Windows 7 newsgroups. Apparently Microsoft has decided that web-based
forums are better than newsgroups and they are putting their efforts
there. I'm personally sorry that's the case, but it's their decision,
not mine.

However there is at least one non-Microsoft Windows 7 newsgroup:
alt-windows7.general. Not all servers carry it (at least not yet), but
here's one free news server that does: aioe.org

--
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
Please Reply to the Newsgroup
 

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Peter

Try this forum: http://www.sevenforums.com/

Peter
MVP
2009 - Security
"Jordan goldberg" <Jordan [email protected]> wrote in
message news:[email protected]

>I am looking for newgroup for Windows 7 Pro .. cant find it. I have a
> question about using fax and scan connected to a windows 2003 sbs fax
> server
>
> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>

>> Couldn't agree more that more information is always better than less. But
>> when you read beyond your self-imposed ellipses, you will see that the OP
>> is
>> already running WFS and trying to access his Outlook Contacts, which he
>> should bloody well be able to do.
>> --
>> Russ Valentine
>> [MVP-Outlook]
>> "huwyngr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]

>> > In article <[email protected]>, Russ
>> > Valentine [MVP-Outlook] wrote:
>> >
>> >> Since the OP has already launched WFS .....
>> >
>> > I was not prepared to assume this since failure to find WFS would fit
>> > the statement "Why can't I access" .... <s>
>> >
>> > I don't assume anything these days and people need to learn to give
>> > information at the start! Sorry but that's a war-weary sysop speaking
>> > <g>
>> >
>>
 

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