NET SEND in Windows XP

Have you ever tried doing a NET SEND to an XP machine and it didn’t work?  That XP machine might have Service Pack 2 installed.  My default, the messeneger service is disabled on XP Service Pack 2.

Do the following to enable the messenger service:

  1. Start button
  2. Run
  3. Type services.msc
  4. Scroll down to the Messenger service
  5. Right-click and select Start

If you want like the messenger service to start automatically after every reboot, do the following:

  1. Right-click the Messenger service and select properties
  2. In the general tab, select Automatic for the startup type
  3. Click Apply and OK

  2 comments for “NET SEND in Windows XP

  1. Michael Longstreet
    May 1, 2009 at 7:13 am

    It appears to be OFF in Windows XP SP3 also.

  2. M. Omar
    August 4, 2011 at 9:03 pm


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