This isn't the first time I've heard of this occurring, but there is no real fix as I'm not
entirely sure what to suggest and have never seen it occur in machines I had access to mess
That said, just a few questions. Are both of these computer's on the same network? Some
network devices (aka routers, but could be enterprise-level networking as well) have added
"Messenger" support to allow various features in Messenger to work. As such, they may be
misinterpreting the MPOP (Multiple Points of Presence) support as a disconnection.
Also, have you tried making new Windows accounts on each machine and trying the account
there? This test basically eliminates the possibility of some sort of problem with contact
list synchronization (or something like that), as all that information is stored within each
individual Windows profile.
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"George" <George@newsgroup> wrote in message
> Windows Live Messenger Version: 2009 (Build 14.0.8089.726)
> Windows 7 x32 and x64 Workstations.
> Sign me out of all other places when I sign in to Messenger is : Enabled
> When messenger is signed into a computer 1 and then we go to computer 2 and
> sign into messenger (same account) the following occurs:
> 1. Computer 1 Messenger will be signed out.
> 2. Computer 2 Messenger will be signed in.
> 3. A few seconds later Computer 1 will re-sign in and Computer 2 will sign
> 2. Is expected behavior.
> 3. Is a bug we believe.
> We believe that Computer 1 does not know that it was signed out BECAUSE of
> another logon of Windows Live Messenger for the same account and that sign me
> out of all other places is enabled. Computer 1 seems to think that the
> connection was lost and therefore re-attempts to connect which it does. This
> disconnects the logon from Computer 2.. Computer 2 does NOT re-attempt to
> connect so it does seem to know that it was Messenger that logged it off.
> This started happening now for a few months.
> Is there a reported fix or ???