How to Start NetMeeting From a Command Line

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How to Start NetMeeting From a Command Line
Microsoft NetMeeting allows you to have virtual conferences. (conference table image by Salem Alforaih from

NetMeeting is a conference and messaging program written by Microsoft that has been incorporated into older versions of Windows, including Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. NetMeeting will allow you to send text-based messages, share a clipboard and use a virtual white board with another person. There is no shortcut for NetMeeting in many versions of Windows and you must access it through the command line.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Windows 2003 or older

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  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button on the taskbar to open the Start menu.

  2. 2

    Select "Run."

  3. 3

    Type "cmd" in the Run dialogue box.

  4. 4

    Type the command "conf.exe" in the black command box. This will open the NetMeeting configuration wizard and start the application.

Tips and warnings

  • Microsoft NetMeeting is not included in Windows Vista. A completely new application called Windows Meeting Space is included in Vista and is accessible from the Start menu.

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