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Fax - Windows 8 Service

Enables you to send and receive faxes, utilizing fax resources available on your computer or on the network.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:Fax
Service name:Fax
Type:own
Path:%WinDir%\system32\fxssvc.exe
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
Privileges:
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Fax service runs as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in its own process of fxssvc.exe. It does not share its process with other services. If Fax fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Fax service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Fax won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Fax

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreFaxWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

Note. Make sure that the fxssvc.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.