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Anonymous
January 30, 2005 4:13:40 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

I have read in the past that administrator priveleges are re­quired
for Windows Messenger to do its UPnP thing and deal with dynamic­ port
assignments. Is that still true with SP2/WM5.1?


The reason I ask is that if I use the "Internet Connection" ­applet
that seems to give me UPnP status, it shows ports being mapped ev­en
though I am logged in as a limited user (ie, not full administrator
p­rivs).


Is this still true? For WM5.1/XPSP2 to function properly, d­o I need
to be logged in as a user with administrative priveleges?


I have gotten a few "Im not sure, but I think so" answers (I­ do
indeed thank those who replied to me), but I am hoping for some kin­d
of "definitive" answer, and if possible, from Jonathan Kay.
Thanks in advance,


Joe
Anonymous
January 31, 2005 4:31:27 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Hi Joe,

Actually yes, it should work under limited users just fine. Admin privileges were only
required before when the firewall was engaged (it still would've worked through an UPnP NAT).
The SP2 firewall allows you to simply set an Exception for Windows Messenger to fully access
the connection (so this isn't an issue anymore).
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I have read in the past that administrator priveleges are re­quired
for Windows Messenger to do its UPnP thing and deal with dynamic­ port
assignments. Is that still true with SP2/WM5.1?


The reason I ask is that if I use the "Internet Connection" ­applet
that seems to give me UPnP status, it shows ports being mapped ev­en
though I am logged in as a limited user (ie, not full administrator
p­rivs).


Is this still true? For WM5.1/XPSP2 to function properly, d­o I need
to be logged in as a user with administrative priveleges?


I have gotten a few "Im not sure, but I think so" answers (I­ do
indeed thank those who replied to me), but I am hoping for some kin­d
of "definitive" answer, and if possible, from Jonathan Kay.
Thanks in advance,


Joe
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