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I'm trying to get NetMeeting running on an unattended server to create a sort of "virtual office".

I have set up NetMeeting as a service and it starts and stops like you would expect.

The trouble is that it doesn't answer calls!  It works fine when run as an application just not as a service.

Is there a command line option or some other way to ensure that auto answer is on?
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After the install did you:
1. open netmeeting and click | tools | remote desktop sharing | run the wizard?
2. When you have completely run the wizard and finish -
right-click the netmeeting icon in the bottom right-hand corner and choose 'activate desktop sharing'
3. Reboot.
(Did netmeeting start as a service?
It should prompt user for a UN and Password then provide a logon screen.)
4. Then click | Control | Send CTRL, ALT, Delete |
and log on normal.
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You might want to check into the Netmeeting development kit:
http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/NetMeeting/Authors/SDK/default.ASP
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That would be fine only I don't want to activate Remote Desktop Sharing.  I only want Netmeeting available to "call" to use as a sort of virtual "office space".

I have got NetMeeting running as a service (using instsrv.exe and srvany.exe) but I just have to get that "service" version of NetMeeting to answer calls automatically.
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So you are talking about reg hacks here?
OK -
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Conferencing]
 "AutoAccept"=3Dhex:01,00,00,00

  [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Conferencing\Policies]
 "PersistAutoAcceptCalls"=3Dhex:01,00,00,00
 "NoAutoAcceptCalls"=3Dhex:00,00,00,00
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Thanks for that,

I've just tried them locally on my machine and nothing!  When I open NetMeeting the Auto Accept Calls option is not checked.

Does this work behind the scenes or have I missed something?
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Did you reboot?
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My appologies, I got it to work.

There were two things I had to do different though.

1. Identify the actual user account in HKEY_USERS.
2. The [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Conferencing\Policies] bit is actually [HKEY_USERS\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Conferencing]

But all in all a good answer, thank you.
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You are welcome - I was just about to post the revised registry hack when I go this email!

Thanks,
>Bev
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no probs, you don't happen to know how to restrict who can call into NetMeeting using reg hacks or similar do you?  I'll sort you some extra points if you do!
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I'll have to look into this later this weekend -
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