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  • NetBIOS & Messenger Service

    Quck Question..

    I have read a little bit about both NetBIOS & the Messenger Service.

    At my current workplace, I am attempting to disable NetBIOS on all of the machines since we are running in a native Win2K environment.

    However, management likes to use the "messenger service" (net send command) to send out messages to staff members.

    When NetBIOS is disabled on the individual machine, this also means that they can no longer receive messages using the messenger service, correct?

    Lastly, is there some way that the messenger service can still be active, but somehow disable the constant "browser" packets on the network? We have 500+ machines in the network, and it is eating bandwidth.

    Thank you!

    Brian S.

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    you could test to disable de computer browser service..
    Marcel
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    • #3
      Wow, something as easy at that. I disabled the "Computer Browser" service here on my home XP machine, and was able to send a message. I believe that was the key. Stupid me for not thinking of it.

      Thank you for the help.

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