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Discussion in 'Networking' started by Ghaleon, Feb 3, 2005.

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  1. Ghaleon

    Ghaleon Thread Starter

    Dec 11, 2004
    Hi guys,
    I'm trying to figure out messaging in the cmd prompt. I type 'net start messenger' and it responds with
    'the service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.'

    any ideas?
  2. JohnJ


    Apr 24, 2001
    XP SP2 disables the messenger service.

    You have to go into your services thru control panel and restart it.
  3. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Nov 2, 2002
    With all the spyware and Trojan programs out there lately, most folks want that service disabled anyway.

    But if you really want it turned on:
    Start / Run / services.msc
    Scroll down to Messenger
    Set the startup type to whatever you want and start the service.
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