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Winchat
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Unrated
Winchat

It is a very simple program located in the Windows System32 directory. A search for "winchat"
will also bring it up. This program can be very usefull to users that work in large office complexes and need to deliver a message to another individual quickly and efficiently. This application also has a real time chat screen, so you can see the other person typing. I have tested this program on 2 computers running XP Pro, not XP Home.

1 start, search, "winchat" (or find in Windows, System 32 directory)
2 right click and select send to desktop (for easy opening)
3 run the program
4 choose dial button at the top
5 choose the computer of the person on the network who you wish to talk to.
6 both users must agree to connect to each other to talk.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thsi pragram is very very good !! but the ict-coördinator saw that i was buzzy on winchat on the skool and now i have to make a practic work of winchat ps: can't u send some information from winchat to bramverhegge@pandora.be
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    there is no correct info given here
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    very poor work.no detailed points n know how
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It's ok
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by IT GOD)
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    Wow, "Windows XP is a simple program: turn the computer on and log on, it's wonderful for people who run companies, need to use the internet or fancy emails!" What, did you actually forget to do any research on the matter or did you just decide to half-a$$ it on purpose. I suggest you never again post anything for the rest of your life. You stink.
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    that is not a very good comment! at least he is trying
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It is very useful and straight foward.
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    cool
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this is not the correct configueration
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by hpum)
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    the winchat.exe cant' be located in the aformentioned location. Typing it on CMD gives me this error: I get this error "this application cannot be used from a terminal session remote folder" How do I resolve? THanks
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    No explanation or link to explain why it DOESN'T work. It is NOT as easy as described.
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    run command = winchat
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i dont know how is it workink. explanation is not very good but i will try
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    you can also open winchat by tiping it in on cmd
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by [NeMo])
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    Does this littl program works under a Domain structure. or just Workgroups...???
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    5
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    1)You need to enable the "Network DDE" , "Network DDE DSDM" from Services. a)Click > Start > Run> type SERVICES.MSC and hit Enter. b)Find the above services and double-click on it. c)Change the Startup Type to Automatic and click on Start button. d)Perform the above step for both the services. e)Once its done, Close the window. f)Right click on each service and select properties. g)Select "Log on" tab and put a check mark in the check box "Allow...." . h)This has to be done in both source and destination computers... This should work.. Good luck !
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    With out running services of messenger and Network DDE it will not run
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    ee that i know either but I still don't know how to use it!!!!!!!!!
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    "both users must agree to connect to each other to talk" this is not clear.
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    its good.
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because it does not explain how to start the services related to winchat and doesnot explain any problem that aperson may exprience like all services are enabled but the other computer doesnot responed
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    my win chat do not work I dont know why.. and this does not explain why it does not work. the other computer did not respond.. but It is open beside me.. tell me how this thing solve a problem?
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by sunny)
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    Hi Everybody, go through below procedure. 1.Click on Start button, selecct Run option, 2.type services.msc 3. select Network DDE, right click on that go to properties,enable startup type as automatic and start the service. 4.select Network DDE DSDM and enable startup type as automatic and start the service, 5. Restart the system. 6.Again go to the Run option Type winchat 7.you will get winchat application, click on the dial option it will ask computer name type the name of the comp to whom u want to chat, 8, and tell that user to accept ur call and start chating .
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by Marty)
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    This article is too skimpy and only gives a synopsis of the instructions provided by Microsoft Help files. In Windows XP SP2, winchat and its supporting network services are disabled by default. However, you may enable them and make winchat work over a lan. open your lan connection via Control Panel -> Network Connections. Then click on Properties. Select the Advanced Tab. Now, click Windows Firewall Settings. Select the Advanced Tab. You will see a list of "trusted" programs. Add two programs to this list: "C:WindowsSystem32winchat.exe" and "C:WindowsSystem32 etdde.exe" Use the Add button to get the add popup and use the browse button to navigate to the files shown above. Now restart your Network DDE DSDM services (which also will restart Network DDE). You must do this on every computer that you wish to have winchat capability on. You should be able to dial and chat. If you had winchat running while you did these changes, close it and restart it. It should now work.
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    should also contain the setting related to serives!!!!which is very important.
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    bad
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    WHY IT DIALS AND DIDN'T RESPOND? I'M RUNNING XP PRO NETDDE AND DSDM RUNNING AN IT STILL DOSEN'T WORK GRRRRRRRRRRR
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    not much details
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very poor! no Details! I can't get winchat working. I face this error "the other computer did not respond".
     
  • Comment #31 (Posted by jj)
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    I disabled my firewall and everyting worked okay
     
  • Comment #32 (Posted by Dae Dae)
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    Don't forget to open ports for windows itself so its not blockin the incoming connection cause of course thats the point to keep you out but yea i checked my firewall an started the 3 services in the comments an im in. good luck everybody
     
  • Comment #33 (Posted by Sachin Tiwari)
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    comment no. 24 and 23 together makes it work.
     
  • Comment #34 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It always says "other computer did not respond." What else do I have to do?
     
  • Comment #35 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Hi
     
  • Comment #36 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    WHY IT DOSN'T WORKS WITH WIN XP HOME, I AM TRYING IT FROM LAST TWO DAYS
     
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