Microsoft KB Archive/246200
Article ID: 246200
Article Last Modified on 11/19/2003
- Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.0
- Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.0a
- Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.5
This article was previously published under Q246200
When you try to use a Small Business Server (SBS) Fax server to receive faxes, faxes may randomly be received in an incomplete state. Also, the following entry may be added to the application event log:
This problem can occur because the fax server utilizes a T30 protocol for transmitting and receiving faxes. The T30 protocol is extremely time sensitive, and has several hard coded time-out values. If the fax threads that operate the T30 protocol do not run within a certain time period, the incoming fax may not be received, and may generate a timeout error message. Microsoft Windows NT Server is not a real-time operating system. There is no way to guarantee that a thread will run within a specified time slice. The fax threads may be preempted by other threads running on the computer and cause a timeout failure on the received fax.
To try to work around this problem, increase the performance of the server by increasing the CPU speed or by off-loading some of the server services and functions to other computers or servers.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in BackOffice Small Business Server.
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