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INFO: What is new in Zetafax 2008



ID: ZTN1682

This Zetafax technical note applies to:

  • Zetafax 2008


Zetafax 2008 is now available, and is released to customers over the update service and CD.

This technical note provides a brief description of what has changed in Zetafax since version 2007 SP2, and how to update your system to the latest version.

More information

Zetafax 2008 provides a number of new features and resolves a large number of issues that have been reported in previous versions.

New features include:

  • Support for new platforms (Windows Server 2008 64-bit and 32-bit, Windows Server 2003 64-bit, Lotus Domino 8), to keep the product current.
  • Online registration, to improve protection against fraudulent use and simplify the registration process
  • Outlook 2007 support extended to Citrix/Terminal Services
  • Simplified installation of SalesLogix integration (for use with Zetadocs for SalesLogix, currently available in North America only)
  • Enhanced rendering for Microsoft Office documents at the fax server, to simplify installation and improve system reliability
  • Sent items folder, to improve retrieval by users of faxes sent using the Zetafax Client
  • Archive search, to improve retrieval of faxes by administrators from the compliance archive
  • Sending direct from scanners, to improve usability when sending paper documents
  • Support for Brooktrout PCI Express boards for Primary Rate ISDN (PRI)

The major  problems resolved in this release include:

  • Unable to send TIFF file attachments using document rendering engine with the email gateway
  • Sending using eCopy integration omits scanned document, sending coversheet only
  • Silent uninstall displays prompt dialog if DELUSERDATA option specified
  • Sending using the Zetafax Printer on Windows 2003 server adds a watermark image on each page of the printed document
  • Installing Zetafax Server on Exchange Server 2000 or 2003 computer attempts to install the messaging component prerequisites (MAPICDO) in error
  • Zetafax Printer intermittently changes to “offline” state on Terminal Services systems
  • Running the Zetafax Configuration program on another computer (Remote Administration) causes the program to terminate (crash).
  • Printing using a page range (eg “3-5”) using the Zetafax Client and Zetafax Viewer does not work correctly
  • Able to associate two Zetafax user accounts with the same network login name
  • Significant improvements to rendering quality for images when using the document rendering engine (DOCTIFF)
  • Sending multi-part MIME files using Exchange 2007 can cause the Zetafax Server to terminate (crash).
  • Hold for preview option ignored when sending from Zetafax Client, with fax being queued for sending immediately
  • Unable to send to fax numbers stored with international number prefix (eg “+1 …”) when using Zetafax email gateway with Exchange 2007
  • Zetafax Server intermittently does not start correctly on some systems, displaying message “unable to load filtre.dat” repeatedly in server monitor window
  • Unable to send to recipients from ODBC database or text file, as Next button disabled in addressing dialog
  • Unable to forward faxes from Zetafax Client Inbox to fax recipients
  • Option in Zetafax Viewer to forward messages via email is still available on systems without Microsoft Outlook or other MAPI email client installed
  • Receiving an SMS message can cause the Zetafax Server to terminate (crash)

Click here for instructions on how to update your system to Zetafax 2008.

Click here to download Zetafax 2008.

Last updated: 20th June 2008 (MW/PS)

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