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Hello,

I have quite annoying issue with 'net send <...>'to WinXP SP2 based computers. Messenger service is reenabled, but after reboot, i get "An error occurred while sending a message to <ComputerName>" error when trying to send message to them. From that computer 'net send <...>' is successful. If i restart messenger service - everything is ok until next reboot.

This issue is mentioned at http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=878468 , but they provide only short time workaround. Is there permanent solution for this problem?

Right now 'net send' is sufficinent. Migration to jabber (or another solution - recomendadions?) might be possible.
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by:Nirmal Sharma
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See the startup type of Messenger service. Is it set to "Manual" or "Disabled"
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by:tapkep
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Right now it is set to "automatic" (and service is started after reboot).
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Maybe this will be important - computers are in AD (server - Win2000).
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by:Nirmal Sharma
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Well i am not sure about it but will redirect you for your recommendation to a question posted and answered: -
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21328793.html
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by:Nirmal Sharma
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>>>From that computer 'net send <...>' is successful. If i restart messenger service - everything is ok until next reboot.
One second please...You say when you stop and restart Messenger Service--everything is ok until next reboot. So first do one thing..restart ur computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and then try to send a message...Are you able to send ? if you are able to send and do not get any error that means there is something do with the Registry settings only.

Please let me know.

Thanks
SystmProg
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by:tapkep
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No, i still get:
    An error occurred while sending a message <...>.
    The message alias could not be found on the network.
    More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2273.

From XP computer i can send messages.
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by:Nirmal Sharma
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This problem can occur because the Messenger service delays reposting a listen for 5 seconds after responding to a request, and any request that is sent to the computer before the listen is reposted causes the error message to be displayed.

When you send multiple messages to a specific target computer in quick succession.
When the target computer has correctly registered the <03> NetBIOS name.

***End Quote***

Are you sending multiple messages ?
Is this happening only on XP2 or XP ?

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by:tapkep
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No, i was sending single message.
BTW, <03> NetBIOS is not registered (nbtstat -a <computer name>).
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by:tapkep
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OK, i suppose no more ideas. The problem still remains, though.
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Nirmal Sharma earned 1500 total points
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Well..friend i can's say anything because Microsoft says this behaviour is by design and cant't help it.

Sorry, we could not solve it.

Thanks for your petience and reply.
SystmProg
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by:tapkep
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No solution is also a solution :)  Will try third party instant messengers.
Thanks for help.
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by:Nirmal Sharma
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Ok: -)
Thanks! for your cool reply!
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