Microsoft NetMeeting is a nice inbuilt feature of XP. It's allow you to share files and desktop. You could also use it for chat, video conferencing. You have to configure Net Meeting before you could use it.
To configure NetMeeting:
NetMeeting setup is now complete.An icon will be displayed on the desktop. (During startup, if Windows XP Firewall attempts to block NetMeeting, click Unblock.
The NetMeeting main window
Connections in NetMeeting are done through IP addresses. You need to know your IP Address. To find out your IP Address:
Alternatively, in the NetMeeting main window, click Help, then select "About Windows NetMeeting". Your IP Address will be displayed in the window.
You can connect individually or to a group.
To start NetMeeting:
The NetMeeting main window will appear.
Click the Place Call button. Enter the IP Address of the remote computer.
When another person is calling you NetMeeting will display the following screen:
Click Accept to begin the call.
To host a meeting:
With chat you can communicate with an individual or a group by text messaging. These conversations can be saved as a rich text file for later reference. Options such as "Whisper" mode allow private messages between the host and an individual during a group session. To open a chat session:
Click the Chat button.
With Whiteboard you can review, create and update graphic information. This option allows you to load saved Whiteboard pages into a conference by dragging and dropping the saved pages into the Whiteboard window. To open Whiteboard:
Click the Whiteboard button.
Shared Programs allows meeting participants to view and work on files together even if they do not have the program. Only one participant at a time can be in control of the shared program.
To share a program:
You can also share your computer desktop in order to share your entire computer with participants. To stop sharing, click Unshare in the Sharing dialog box.
Remote Desktop Sharing allows you to access a computer from another computer at another location. To use Remote Desktop Sharing, you activate it and then close NetMeeting.
The remote desktop will appear on the second computer.
Files can also be transferred in the background while a NetMeeting conference is going on or can be sent either to an individual or a group.
To transfer a file:
To configure NetMeeting's video and audio options:
* Under the Tools menu, select Options.
The Options dialog box will appear.
* Select the Video Tab
* Select the Audio tab
For help using Windows NetMeeting, select Help Topics under Help on the menu bar.
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