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Guest

Hi

I am running a home network 2x pcs and 2x laptops when you right click my
computer and click on manage you bring up computer management from there you
go to action - all tasks -send console message this is where i am having some
problems

The two laptops can communicate with each other but they can not see the two
pcs

The two pcs cant communicate with each other but can see each other when
preforming a search

all pcs are on the same workgroup and can happily share files with each other

I am now remotely logged on to one of the pcs through the other pc and still
can not send console message betwwen the two

Do I need to change something in services and applications to allow this to
happen

PS the pcs are amd and laptops are intel ( should that make any difference ?)
 
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Chuck

Hi

I am running a home network 2x pcs and 2x laptops when you right click my
computer and click on manage you bring up computer management from there you
go to action - all tasks -send console message this is where i am having some
problems

The two laptops can communicate with each other but they can not see the two
pcs

The two pcs cant communicate with each other but can see each other when
preforming a search

all pcs are on the same workgroup and can happily share files with each other

I am now remotely logged on to one of the pcs through the other pc and still
can not send console message betwwen the two

Do I need to change something in services and applications to allow this to
happen

PS the pcs are amd and laptops are intel ( should that make any difference ?)

Shaun,

Check for a browser conflict between the computers. I"m not talking about
Internet Explorer here. The browser is the program that allows any computer to
see any other computer on the LAN.

Are both (desktop) pcs running Windows XP? If so, make them the browser
computers. If not, identify two XP computers that stay online the most.

Make sure the browser service is running on the browser computers. Control
Panel - Administrative Tools - Services. Verify that the Computer Browser, and
the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper, services both show with Status = Started. Stop then
Disable the browser service on the other two computers.

After checking / disabling / enabling as above, power all computers off to reset
the browser settings on each. Then power them all on again.

The Microsoft Browstat program will show us what browsers (I'm not talking about
Internet Explorer here) you have in your domain / workgroup, at any time.
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=188305

You can download Browstat from either:
<http://www.dynawell.com/reskit/microsoft/win2000/browstat.zip>
<http://rescomp.stanford.edu/staff/manual/rcc/tools/browstat.zip>

Browstat is very small (40K), and needs no install. Just unzip the downloaded
file, copy browstat.exe to any folder in the Path, and run it from a command
window, by "browstat status". Make sure all computers list the same master
browser.
For more information about the browser subsystem (very intricate), see:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=188001
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=188305
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=231312
<http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winntas/deploy/prodspecs/ntbrowse.mspx>

--
Cheers,
Chuck
Paranoia comes from experience - and is not necessarily a bad thing.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck sonic net.
 
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Hans-Georg Michna

still
can not send console message betwwen the two

Do I need to change something in services and applications to allow this to
happen

Shaun,

if you happen to have Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed, that
disables the messenger service by default. You need the
messenger service running to receive console messages.

Hans-Georg
 

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