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net send not working (xp pro sp2)

hello,
i am using winXp SP2. I am not able to send and receive messages using net send feature provided. I have my windows firewall enabled. i even tried disabling my firewall but in vain.
can ne1 please tell me how to enable net send on Windows Xp SP2.
thanks

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Re: net send not working (xp pro sp2)

Because of all the issues surrounding the MESSENGER SERVICE, not only was the firewall enabled, but the service is disabled as well.

You may be sending, but who will listen?

Bob

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1. The article [Q839018] warns that after you install Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), you may not be able to send or to receive messages using the NET SEND command and occurs since the Messenger Service used to send messages is disabled by default on computers with Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and that it should not be enabled. Any programs or services that depend on either the disabled Alerter or Messenger services in Windows XP SP2 runs as expected but messages to communicate are not sent, [Q843021].
"Terminal Services" must be enabled to receive messages using NET SEND.

2. You receive an "An error occurred while sending a message to <ComputerName>" error message when you run the net send command to send a message to a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer (Q87846Cool.

3. Supplemental reading: "How to turn on the Remote Desktop Sharing feature of Windows NetMeeting in Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Q878451)."

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