.      How to articles       Windows Services       Group Policy             Donate        
Computer step by step

How to Start/Stop Fax service

Service name: Fax

Display name: Fax


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

Path to executable:


This method shows you how to Start/Stop Fax service from Command Prompt

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter

To Start Fax service:

net start Fax

sc start Fax

Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.

To Stop Fax service:

net stop Fax

sc stop Fax

To change Startup type:


REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\PerfHost\Fax" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config Fax start= auto


REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Fax" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

sc config Fax start= demand


REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Fax" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

sc config Fax start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Fax" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config Fax start= delayed-auto

Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Fax" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Fax" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f