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    Netmeeting (MSIE 6)

    I cannot see anything in my search for inforamtion on Netmeeting, does anyone use it? I would like to give it a try but have no idea where to begin, have filled in my settings but cannot seem to bring up the "directory". Any advice would be great. Thank you

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    Re: Netmeeting (MSIE 6)

    Jude,
    I don't use Netmeeting at all and I think most inquiries are about how to REMOVE netmeeting. You should do a search in XP's help section. Typing in Netmeeting gives quite a few hits including MS Knowledge Base files on the subject. <img src=/S/notmyfault.gif border=0 alt=notmyfault width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Netmeeting (MSIE 6)

    Thank you, I will not go any further with the idea of netmeeting, sounds like its a dud. Bob many thanks for the feedback, I dont know anything about communication programs, so all this is new to me. I am finding this place so useful, thank you again for the help.

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    Re: Netmeeting (MSIE 6)

    Jude,

    Netmeeting isn't a dud. It works quite well.

    I have used it several times. A few times to have a code review via the internet. We had folks from the US east cost, Canada, the UK and Russia all "talking" and looking at the same code, all at the same time. I have also used it to help one of my friends sort out some display problems he was having.

    What exactly are you trying to do with it?
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    Re: Netmeeting (MSIE 6)

    Hi Bryan, mostly I am flying in the dark with netmeeting. I used to have a much older version on my home machine over 3 years ago and after fumbling my way around using it I actually found it pretty amazing considering it is a free program. Once I got past the incredible amount of users in the directory and created a private "room" to communicate with a couple of specific people only, it was very cool. Could use the whiteboard, microphone and text without problems (slow audio but still amazing at the time). Since then I have changed machines to a notebook, and not needed to use it until lnow. However I cannot get it to "talk" on this machine, the program is loaded, comes up when I launch, a small screen appears (very different from early versions), I filled out everything needed, but it will not connect to the directory server. The only directory option for connection is to the Microsoft directory, that screen comes up, then after a while of trying it comes back saying "unable to connect to directory", I have tried everything I know but nothing can get it working. It would be wonderful if you can give me an idea of what you think I am doing wrong (please). General comments I have heard back when I ask colleagues about netmeeting, all say to give up on it. I am happy to have found a supporter of this product, anything at all you can advise please do so. I would still like to have another shot at getting it going. Many thanks for your reply Bryan.

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    Re: Netmeeting (MSIE 6)

    Jude,

    Sorry for the delayed response. I've been up to my ... in aligators!!

    The Internet Directory in Netmeeting has been "replaced" by the MSN Messenger service. I will attach a screen shot that shows what MS displays for me.

    You can start a NetMeeting session with someone in your contact list in MSM. Or if you know the IP address of the person that you want to have a NetMeeting session, you can just enter it into the To box of the Place a Call dialog.

    Does that help?
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    Re: Netmeeting (MSIE 6)

    Jude--

    Here are some links to add to Bryan's info; Microsoft is promoting of course, MSN Messenger 8, but Netmeeting, the built in netcam, is alive and well in XP.You can bring up Netmeeting in XP by typing "conf" (no quotes) in the run box, and Netmeeting's wizard will pop up. If you aren't using XP, then you can download it from the second link below

    Netmeeting in Windows XP
    MS Netmeeting 3.0 Home
    Tech TV's Review of Netmeeting
    Netmeeting FAQ's/Features
    Problems and Drawbacks with Netmeeting
    Videoconference Links and Resources for Netmeeting
    Online Conferencing and Desktop Sharing with Netmeeting

    158623 How to Establish Netmeeting Connections through a Firewall
    Configuring Netmeeting and a Firewall

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    Re: Netmeeting (MSIE 6)

    Brian,
    I recently upgraded my workstation from NT40 to W2K Pro. Now my NetMeeting works fine except ... "Activate Desktop Sharing" remains greyed out. So no one can NetMeet over to me, even thought I can still access everyone else. I've tried conf.exe to re-setup, which it did, but still same condition. How can I get ADS to become available again?

    Thanks if you know,
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    Re: Netmeeting (MSIE 6)

    I don't know.

    The only thing that I can think of is that there is a Group Policy that your systems administrator has set that disallows Active Desktop Sharing.

    Hopefully someone else may have another idea because I don't know.

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