Windows Fax & Scan - Outlook Contacts

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by Bruce Terry, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Bruce Terry

    Bruce Terry Guest

    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
     
    Bruce Terry, Jan 9, 2008
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  2. WFS uses whatever you have designated as your default Contacts Manager for
    your OS.
     
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], Jan 9, 2008
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  3. Bruce Terry

    huwyngr Guest

    What version of VISTA -- Home versions do not have Fax & Scan.
     
    huwyngr, Jan 9, 2008
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  4. Since the OP has already launched WFS, I doubt this would apply.
     
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], Jan 9, 2008
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  5. Bruce Terry

    huwyngr Guest

    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>
     
    huwyngr, Jan 9, 2008
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  6. 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], Jan 9, 2008
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  7. Bruce Terry

    Bruce Terry Guest

    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


     
    Bruce Terry, Jan 9, 2008
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  8. Bruce Terry

    huwyngr Guest

    I don't actually see that stated by him and I'd rather be redundant
    than imply something that is not so.
     
    huwyngr, Jan 9, 2008
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  9. 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]
     
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], Jan 9, 2008
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  10. Bruce Terry

    Bruce Terry Guest

    Good call Russ,

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

    Thanks for your help--
    Bruce Terry


     
    Bruce Terry, Jan 9, 2008
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  11. His post was pretty darn clear. Only the poster could imply something, not
    you. You could only infer.
     
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], Jan 9, 2008
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  12. Bruce Terry

    huwyngr Guest

    You got me on that one and congratulations on solving his problem.

    I will however continue to ask people to be clear .... <g>
     
    huwyngr, Jan 10, 2008
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  13. Bruce Terry

    DL Guest

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

     
    DL, Feb 11, 2010
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    However there is at least one non-Microsoft Windows 7 newsgroup:
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    Ken Blake, MVP, Feb 11, 2010
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  15. Bruce Terry

    Peter Guest

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

    Peter
    MVP
    2009 - Security
     
    Peter, Feb 12, 2010
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