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Supported platforms

WHFC is currently tested under Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0,2000,XP. Windows NT 3.5 is not tested. Windows Vista is reported to work. It was compiled with Visual C++ 6.0 with service pack 3-6.

Needed components for Whfc

Before you start the installation, please make sure, that you have already installed the following components:

  • For Windows 95 you need to download Winsock 2.0 from Microsoft.
  • The dll odbc32.dll is needed (have a look in your system directory if it is there). If you don' have this dll please download the current odbc drivers (now called MDAC or Universal Data Access) from Microsoft.
  • If you want the new fax viewing feature you need a viewer program which can handle the 2-D encoded tiff G3 format. On a first look on the internet i have foundtiffview which seems to work, but does not update the size in fine resolution correctly. Also check out the links page on for fax viewers.

Installation instructions

Via the Windows Setup Program

Simply click on the downlaoded setup program (on Windows NT and Windows 2000 please install it as administrator).

After setting the program path and program group whfc and the regmon utility starts automatically. The regmon utility disappears after 2 seconds. Probably it claims, that it cannot find the whfcmon.dll. In this case you should start regmon.exe manually after the installation (it's a limitation of the free edition of Install Shield). On Whfc enter the System Preferences via the menu and specify the Hostname and Spool directory (see WHFC Installation on this page). If you have finished the setup, you have to setup your Fax Printer and if you need it a fax viewer solution.

If you install it on Windows 98 check the links in the program menu of Windows. These links may be broken. You have to correct this manually. On Windows ME / 2000 you must add WHFC in the autostart group, since the automatic start via the fax printer port does not work.

Terminal Server

On NT you need to enable the terminal server extension in the system settings dialog of WHFC. After enabling this feature you must restart the windows spooler and WHFC (or reboot windows). When the terminal server extension is enabled, you have to start WHFC before using the fax printer. On Windows 2000 the terminal server extension is always enabled

If you upgrade from WHFC 1.0.x

The used version for coversheets is set to HylaFAX version 4.1 . If you use a coversheet from 4.0 or 3.x you must correct this setting in the system dialog.

Manually installing DLL's needed for the Faxprinter :

Get the archive for your system (Windows 95 or NT). Unpack this archive in a temporary directory. You will find whfcmon.dll and regmon.exe. On Windows 95 copy the dll to c:\windows\system if your windows directory is on drive c: On Windows NT copy the dll to c:\winnt\system32. Then start the program "regmon.exe". Click here on register. A message "monitor successful registered" should appear.

Fax printer Installation :

Go to the windows printer installation. Add a new printer. Choose here a local connected printer. It's important that you use a postscript driver. I recommend the "Apple LaserWriter 16/600" for NT or "Apple LaserWriter" for Windows 95. Connect this with the FAX: port (1) (this port is visible after registering it with regmon.exe). Then enter in the configure port dialog via "Configure Port" (2) and choose here a directory for the temporary spool files. For german users of Windows 95 i have added a picture of the printer dialog with the numbers on it, so you can see, which buttons i mean.

On Windows Vista use "HP LaserJet 5200 PS" as postscript printer driver.

Manual WHFC Installation :

Copy whfc.exe somewhere on your hard drive if you haven' installed it via the Windows Setup Program.. Then start whfc. In the fax menu choose first "System preferences". Then provide entries for the two empty fields. These are:

  • Hostname : Put the full domain name of your HylaFAX server here.
  • Spool directory: Put the full path to the directory where messages will be spooled in offline mode.

Next choose "Define Phonebooks" from the Fax menu and select either File or ODBC, and provide the needed file name.

Now select "Fax" from the menu bar and then select "User preferences". As a minimum, you must enter your username. You will also be queried to enter a file name for the faxcover. The other fields can be filled in optionally. See the next pages for further information.

Last updated: 03-Oct-2018 11:20