When you try to submit a fax to a fax server by using Windows Fax and Scan on a Windows Vista-based computer, the fax submission fails, and you receive the following error message: This media is write protected

When you try to submit a fax to a fax server by using Windows Fax and Scan on a Windows Vista-based computer, the fax submission fails, and you receive the following error message: This media is write protected

Article ID : 930136
Last Review : March 15, 2007
Revision : 1.1

SYMPTOMS

When you try to submit a fax to a fax server by using Windows Fax and Scan on a Windows Vista-based computer, the fax submission fails. Additionally, you may receive the following error message:

This media is write protected

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You may experience this problem because the fax server administrator disabled the sending of faxes on the fax server.

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WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use either of the following methods:

• Ask the fax server administrator to enable the sending of faxes on the fax server, and then resubmit the fax.
• Use another fax server on which the fax server administrator has enabled the sending of faxes.

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STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the Applies to section.

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Starter

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Keywords: 
kbexpertisebeginner kbtshoot kbprb KB930136

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