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Old 06-28-2005, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default Enabling net send on XP home network

How do you enable net send in XP Home edition? Is it even possible? I run a three computer network (each with XP Home, btw) in which I own one computer and my roomate owns the other two. Is it possible to send him messages through net send? If not, is there any other program that I can use to do so?

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Old 06-28-2005, 04:44 PM   #2
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yes, it is possible,,

net send relies on the messenger service being statred, so you'll need to make sure it's started, and then use it in the same way you normally would.
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Old 06-29-2005, 04:37 PM   #3
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I tried that but all it came back with was "the message alias could not be found on the network." I already ran the "net view" command and it shows all three computers on the list. Do I need to start the Alerter service also?

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Im not running windows so I can't tell you exactly, but you need to go into the services section and look for the "messenger" service and enable it,starting in XP SP2, that service is disabled by default. I think you right click on my computer and click manage or something...just take a look in there you can't miss it. If you have the service started and your sure of it, then I would say your problem is that you either have the syntax wrong and/or the machines name. Just to be sure that net send is running, try to send a message to 127.0.0.1
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Old 07-25-2005, 11:23 AM   #5
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Default How to enable messenger service

Go to Start/Programs/Administrative Tools/Services

Right click on messenger

Choose Start

Right click on messenger again

Choose Properties

Change startup type to Automatic (or Manual if you don't want it to start at startup)
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