Fax Service Defaults in Windows 7

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

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Fax
Service name:Fax
Service type:own
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\fxssvc.exe
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Fax
Privileges:
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege

Default Behavior

Fax is a Win32 service. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. When the Fax service is started, it is running as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in its own process of fxssvc.exe. If Fax fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the Fax service is not running because of the error.

Dependencies

Fax is unable to start, if at least one of the following services is stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Fax

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and service pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win7_Fax_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The Fax service is using the fxssvc.exe file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 7 installation media.