"cvp" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I can't help you with what the idiots were thinking...
> There is a partial solution on the Microsoft web site. Search for NM30.exe
> It allows most functions including sharing an XP desktop, but doesn't
> allow sharing of the Vista desktop.
Thanks but, unfortunately, it won't install under Vista. I don't need to
share my desktop -- just video conference. It looks like it's going to have
to be Skype or something like that. I have no intention of opening up my
computer to Microsoft Messenger.
> "PTravel" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Microsoft, in its infinite wisdom to "improve" its users' experience, has
>> omitted Net Meeting from all versions of Vista. The "substitute,"
>> Windows Meeting Space, doesn't support video. Microsoft suggests using
>> Windows Messenger Live. That's completely unacceptable in that it is (1)
>> server-based, and therefore less secure than a peer-to-peer connection,
>> (2) requires going outside the infranet for purely local conferences, and
>> (2) requires using the hideous, intrusive and insecure Windows Messenger.
>> I've been fine with Vista up until I discovered this today.
>> What are those idiots thinking, anyway?