net send in win xp

  01chris 21:17 02 Jun 05

i have a network which has a win xp laptop and a win xp pc (both home edition) linked together with a crossover cable. I can transfer files and use ics fine but when i start the command prompt and put in (for example) net send hello it tells me that the message alias could not be found (net helpmsg 2273). I have also tried going into the computer managment right clicking on the shared folders and selecting send console message but that doesnt work either.

Does anyone know what is wrong with it?

PS. I dont really want to download any new programs

  powerless 21:34 02 Jun 05

Enable the Messenger Service in services.msc via Administrative Tools from the Control Panel.

This in itself may cause other problems [it has been exploited] and by default it is disabled in WIN XP SP2.

  01chris 15:45 03 Jun 05

it is working now

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