Netmeeting on Vista?

Why the heck would anyone want to use Netmeeting on Vista? The Windows Meeting Space is built in and is far superior and has a feature set that is much more useful...but if your corporate masters are WAY behind the times (despite the millions of Microsoft investments)'s how to get it working...

Thanks to BlackDiamond's post at TechRepublic, here is how to do it:

  1. Download NM30.EXE from
  2. Save the executable to your computer somewhere
  3. Right click on the file and select "Properties".
  4. Click the "Compatibility" tab.
  5. Put a check in "Run This Program In Compatibility Mode For:".
  6. Select Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 5).
  7. Click “OK”.
  8. Double click the shortcut and install normally.Yeah....NetMeeting now works in Vista.

When you run NetMeeting you will be able to enter all the information as normal and will have to unblock netmeeting in the firewall.

The only thing that does not appear to be working is the Remote Desktop Sharing option, if anyone knows how to make it work, let us know!

  • pradeep.moses

    Check this link for installing netmeeting on vista:

  • Tristan


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  • swan

    JOSH MAHER RE: Netmeeting on VISTA
    EXCELLENT instructions! THANK YOU!!!

  • Lisa Guadagna

    Learned something new and cool about Microsoft product. and that does not happen often.

  • Marcia Scott

    Netmeeting Place does not work with Vista, WHY?

  • Aaron Hill

    I could not have said it better myself.

  • Aaron Hill

    I keep seeing this KB article referenced everywhere on the internet when discussing Netmeeting on Vista but it does not work. This KB article does not exist.

    Did MS remove the article as an attempt to stomp out the last resistance against their useless-to-everyone-not-on-vista Meeting Space? (which I have never been able to make work even over a local network)

  • Charles

    Thanks! I hadn’t tried all the way back to NT4.

    Why *I* want Netmeeting is that the proprietary (Altigen) PBX client software I’m using has an option to integrate Netmeeting as an H.323 client, and it works a lot smoother than using a standalone client.

  • Guna

    Thanks. I works well for me. Keep posting……..

  • Rafiullah Hamidi


    I use Windows Vista Ultimate and i downloaded net meeting (NM30.exe) but gave the message that this NM can’t be installed to this version of vista. What should i do?

  • John Weese Jr.

    There is a hotfix for NetMeeting on Vista Ultimate. It is available on request from Microsoft. I also run Vista Ultimate and it works fine. Here is the link.

  • chatroom

    superb! i’ve made my own journal

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  • Muralikrishna

    Hi Siddharta,

    Recently, i have got a official laptop with Vista Business. I found this article as i am in search if NM. Is the software link that you have placed for NM 3.0.2 still accessible? If not, i am looking for the software. Can you mail this software zip to

  • Aliasgar Babat

    Netmeeting has been decommissioned since Windows Vista. There are
    alternatives to net meeting such as WebEx, gomeetnow, gotomeeting etc. in order to have desktop sharing between Vista and XP machines. Alternatively, one can even consider deployment of on premise desktop sharing appliance such as RHUB appliances.

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