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    msg command in Windows 8

    Here's my scenario; I have 3 computers on the network. Lets say, PC1, PC2 and PC3. PC1 is Windows 7 and using a local account PCs 2 & 3 are both running Windows 8.1. PC2 has two profiles, each login using MS account info. The credentials I added to PC1 were: Internet or network address: PC2...
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    msg command in Windows 8

    I've run into a slight problem. Messages come through for the account that I have added to the credentials manager but I get a 'user does not exist or is disconnected' message for my partners account. She is able to send messages to me. If I edit the credentials to her username/password, it...
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    msg command in Windows 8

    It worked! Thanks very much chev65.
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    msg command in Windows 8

    Thanks for the reply chev65. As I explained in the first post, I've already set AllowRemoteRPC to 1 and when using a local account on Windows 8.1, msg messages are able to be received. The 'Error 5 getting session names' error only appears when trying to send an msg message to a Windows 8 user...
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    msg command in Windows 8

    Thanks for the input. If Windows 8 worked in the same way as Windows 7, there would be no problem. I use RealVNC which has a built-in chat app but I was hoping to use something built-in, such as msg which can send messages direct from the command prompt without the need to connect any other...
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    msg command in Windows 8

    I tried and failed so decided to seek advice from others who may know of a workaround or resolution. Being new to Windows 8 as well as using a MS account as a login for Windows, I was hoping that someone could provide a definitive answer. Thanks for the help broe.
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    msg command in Windows 8

    Thanks for the reply broe23. So, it's definitely not possible then via msg on a MS account?
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    msg command in Windows 8

    [solved]msg command in Windows 8 Does anyone know if it's possible to use the msg command on a Microsoft account on Windows 8.1 please? I can send messages from the MS account to other computers but unable to receive them. I get the following error message: Error 5 getting session names When...
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    Password/PIN issues

    I'm having a problem on one user profile whose password and PIN settings do not seem to be sticking. Prior to me linking her account to her MS account, she had a fairly straightforward password set but every now and then it failed to work and I had to log into my account in order to change it...
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    Unable to set PIN for account login

    After testing on a virtual machine, I worked out the problem was being caused by changing some settings in Windows 8 Manager 'Security' section. Undoing the changes didn't fix the issue. The only fix was system restore. Unfortunately for me, I had disabled SR on the laptop as I had planned to...
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    Unable to set PIN for account login

    I'm having a problem setting up a PIN code to logon to Windows 8.1 and would appreciate some help please. I've linked mine and my partners MS accounts to Windows and as we use password generated passwords consisting of random characters, numbers etc, it would be so much easier to just use a PIN...
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    Solved Numerous event id 10016 errors win 8 pro 64 bit

    Finally sussed out what was causing it. There's a setting in Windows 8 Manager that enables users to 'Disable to view the wireless password'. When this setting is enabled, it affects what apps show in dcomcnfg.
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    Solved Numerous event id 10016 errors win 8 pro 64 bit

    ...and again. Fresh installation of Windows 8.1. Thought I'd install a few apps at a time and reboot and test whether WPN Srumon Server is still present. After installing, I changed permissions of the registry key then edited permissions of WPN Srumon Server in dcomcnfg. Installed some...
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    Solved Numerous event id 10016 errors win 8 pro 64 bit

    This is absolutely bizarre?!? I started to notice the same error popping up in the event log again so I double checked the permissions on the registry key. They were still good so I thought I'd check the permissions on WPN Srumon Server in dcom config and low and behold, it's disappeared...
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    Solved Numerous event id 10016 errors win 8 pro 64 bit

    I thought you were implying that the Component Services snap-in had a search function. I'm aware on how to start to snap in from the command line but WPN Srumon Server was not present in the list of applications. Ran out of options so decided to reinstall...WPN Srumon Server is there now so...
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    Solved Numerous event id 10016 errors win 8 pro 64 bit

    How does one search in the Component Services?
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    Solved Numerous event id 10016 errors win 8 pro 64 bit

    Unable to perform a refresh: There was a problem refreshing your PC. No changes were made.
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    Solved Numerous event id 10016 errors win 8 pro 64 bit

    Tried sfc /scannow but no change. Still no WPN Srumon Server in dcom config. Not sure what to try next....repair install?
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    Solved Numerous event id 10016 errors win 8 pro 64 bit

    Thanks for the helpful guide clubert, it was very helpful in fixing the log entry on one Windows 8.1 installation but I'm unable to complete the steps on another installation as WPN Srumon Server doesn't appear in the dcom config window. I've changed ownership of the registry key to...
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