substitute: FaxAmatic, 32bit Fax or 32bit Internet Fax for: FaxMail Network for Windows substitute: FAXMATIC, 32BITFAX or 32BIFAX for: FAXMAILN substitute: FaxAmaticSrv, 32bitFaxSrv or 32biFaxSrv for: FaxMailSrv substitute: FaxA.EXE, 32BF.EXE or 32BI.EXE for: FMNW.EXE substitute: faxa.exe, 32bf.exe or 32bi.exe for: fmnw.exe?:\FAXMAILN is the drive and directory where you installed FaxMail Network for Windows. Where ? is the drive-letter. Replace all ? with the appropriate drive letter.
Notice the second element on the command line FaxMailSrv. This is the name of the service that you will create. Later, you will go to the Services applet in the Control Panel and access the service by this name.
Double-click on FaxMailSrv and leave it highlighted.
Click on [Edit], [Add Key...]
If you have NT 5, you will select [Edit], [New], [Key].
Close it all up and exit the REGEDT32.EXE program. Now you can breathe easy again. The worst is over. Move to the Control Panel, friendly and familiar territory.
Open up the [Services] Applet and scroll to the FaxMailSrv
line and double click it.
Note: If you have NT 5, [Services] will be in [Administrative Tools] in the Control Panel.
A dialog box will open. In the [Startup Type:] section, check (X)Automatic (for unattended operation) This will allow FaxMail Network for Windows to be active when there is no one logged on.
In the [Log On As:] section, check (X)System Account and [X]Allow Service to Interact with Desktop.
If you have NT 5, go to the [Log On] tab and make sure [Local System Account] is checked and [Allow Service to Interact with Desktop] is checked.
=================================== ============ Message 1 ============ =================================== From: Riley J. McIntire To: Jon Krahmer Subject: HardDrive Security Hi Jon, We received the upgrade, and appreciate it. I thought you might be interested in what we had to do get it working as a service. I don't know about most of your customers but here we needed for security reasons to install Faxmail in a directory other than ?:\faxmailn. It was actually e:\fax\faxmailn. This worked fine when manually starting it. Using NT 4.0, we simply shared e:\fax as \\server\fax, and connected x: to \\server\fax on the same server. Thus we had x:\faxmailn as the faxmail directory. This didn't work after installing as a service. We get an error like "File does not exist" for x:\faxmailn\faxmodem.cfg. Also other, similar errors for this file as I played around trying to get it to work. Anyway, what I found was using a substituted drive instead of a mapped drive worked: SUBST X: E:\FAX As you probably know, this doesn't "stick" after a reboot. What I ended up doing was making a batch file (called it FMNW.BAT) and edited the registry to reflect the name change. In the batch file I put the substitute command and it worked fine. I would think there's a more elegant way to do this, but I can't think of it now. Anyway, I thought you might be interested... Thanks again, Riley =================================== ============ Message 2 ============ =================================== From: Jon Krahmer To: Riley J. McIntire Subject: FMNW.BAT contents Hello Riley, Can you give me the lines in your FMNW.BAT please? Kind Regards, Jon Krahmer, ElectraSoft Get newest version of FaxMail for Windows or FaxMail Network for NT, free: www-page: http://www.electrasoft.com/ or http://www.blkbox.com/~jonk/ Author member of Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP) =================================== ============ Message 3 ============ =================================== From: Riley J. McIntire To: Jon Krahmer Subject: RE: FMNW.BAT contents Hey Jon, If we want faxmailn as a directory off the root of some drive, say x:, and faxmailn is a sub directory of e:\fax: @echo off %systemroot%\system32\subst.exe x: e:\fax x:\faxmailn\fmnw.exe If you call the above FMNW.BAT, where you edit the Parameter key with the registry string (in your example): ?:\faxmailn\FMNW.EXE one has to change it to ?:\faxmailn\FMNW.BAT Might be an idea to call the batch file something else for the sake of clarity. I also noticed an "orphan/inactive" command window on the desktop after making the above changes and doing a test boot. It doesn't hurt anything, but I don't care for it. Haven't had a chance to play with it yet to get rid of it. Cheers, Riley =================================== ============ Message 4 ============ =================================== From: Riley J. McIntire To: Jon Krahmer Subject: RE: FW: Upgrade policy Hi Jon, I don't have the last email that went between us so I hope you remember this... If you recall, you requested a batch file for your customers use in starting FaxMail as an NT 4.0 service. I sent you the one I was using, but hadn't had time to redo it--it left an open command window--this one works better. I just added the start and exit commands and it starts up cleanly Listing of FMNW.BAT @echo off %systemroot%\system32\subst.exe x: e:\fax start x:\faxmailn\fmnw.exe exit Cheers, Riley =================================== ============ Message 5 ============ =================================== From: email@example.com (Peter Moulding) Subject: Service surprise Date: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 22:50:15 +1000 X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-UIDL: 55edd90ff29711abd33d3e58193590e0 Hello Jon, Your customers using Faxmail as a service may be interested in another way to reassign disks. Services run with a unique user id. Therefor they are not authorized to use normal permissions. The batch process gives us the flexibility to create the assignment under the user id of the batch process. Assume directory Faxmailn is on a server as \fax\faxmailn and \fax is shared as \\server\fax. To use a batch procedure to create assignments, go to the network client and: Step 1: Create a small batch procedure c:\runfax.bat containing: net use x: \\server\fax x:\faxmailn\fmne.exe net use x: /del Point the scheduling service to c:\runfax.bat. In this Electrasoft srvany example, at step 9 replace: ?:\faxmailn\fmnw.exe with c:\runfax Runfax.bat lets you insert any type of network connection. As runfax is running under the user id of the scheduled service, runfax creates assignments with the right security id. You could use the batch procedure to include a backup of a local user directory to the server. Assume user Fred creates all his letters to customers in directory c:\cust, you could include, in Fred's Runfax.bat, the line xcopy c:\cust\*.* x:\Fred\cust\ /s/e/v Peter Moulding HelpNet Helping PCs survive January 1, 2000 =================================== ============ Message 6 ============ =================================== From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Geir Hansen) Subject: NT service on mapped drives Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 11:18:13 -0000 Hello Jon, Your customers using 32BitFax or FaxMail as a service on NT, may be interested in another way to reassign disks. The problems with doing as the examples shown on your web site, is that by using a batch file as a "fake" service, you can't start and stop the Fax service manually. In the Resource Kit for Windows NT (and on several download sites on the Internet), you can find an installable service called AutoExNT. The AutoExNT service allows you to run a custom batch file (AutoExNT.bat) when you start the computer, without having to log on to the computer. Example: Assume you have installed the 32BitFax into two mapped network drives as this: Workstation disk = M: (mapped to the shared directory D:\Fax\Program) Server disk = N: (mapped to the shared directory D:\Fax\Data) 1) Create AutoExNT.bat with these lines: @%systemroot%\system32\subst M: "D:\Fax\Program" > NUL: 2>&1 @%systemroot%\system32\subst N: "D:\Fax\Data" > NUL: 2>&1 2) Install the AutoExNT service running the batch file above, and restart the computer. 3) Install the 32BitFax as a service as described in your document "Run 32bit Fax as an NT Service" as disk M: and N: were real drives. When you edit the registry also add this: Under the registry key for your service (eg. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/FaxMailSrv), add the key Linkage. Under the key Linkage, add a value with name = OtherDependencies, data type = REG_MULTI_SZ and string = AutoExNT This way, you can start and stop the Fax service as normal with NT utilities. Geir Hansen Nordic Innovator AS email@example.com