Unattended Installation of Microsoft Fax Services

Today I setup a Fax Server on Microsoft Server 2003 and need to create a SMS 2003 package to setup all the XP workstations to install Fax Services and then install the network fax printer.

My examples can be downloaded here: http://www.cadjobs.net/blog/add-fax.zip

My first problem was to change the install path for XP so that when the fax services installed that it would not request that the user install the XP CD into the CD-ROM. I added UNC path to a share where I have the XP SP2 i386 files into the registry to fix that problem. Here is the location of that key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key=SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup
New Value=\\data\msi\xp
Value Name=SourcePath

Then I created an SMS Package (the SMS installer script is included in the above zip file) that started the Fax Services installer and then installed the network printer after that. Here are the details:

This installs the Fax Services.
SYSOCMGR.EXE /i:%windir%\inf\sysoc.inf /u:%temp%\install-fax.txt

Make sure that a file called install-fax.txt is in the %temp% directory and it should contain this:
[Components]
Fax=On

This installs the Network Fax if you have one setup.
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n\\server\fax

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