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We got a NT4 multihomed network. Suddenly I found out that the Server Services Messaging is not going to all recepients including WinXP users. Most our uusers are NT4. Thanks in advance. Sarj

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Sarj,
Windows XP by default has the Messenger service disabled.
You need to enable this for “net send” messages to work.
Also, if the built-in XP firewall is on, this will will prevent messages as well. It operates on UDP port 1026.

The jury is out as to whether this is a useful service or not – a lot of home users were getting “Messenger” spam pop-ups when connected to the internet. However it is a useful tool to quickly notify the users that a server needs to be rebooted etc.

Hope this helps,
Andy

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    I'm amazed that NT4 is still being used. NT4 & Win9x/ME should be deleted forever.
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    Hi! Andy thanks for the reply. I tried starting the message service but still did not work. I am thinking of trying on another PC & see. NT4 still does what many people want! Cheers Sarj
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