My computer has windows 2000 professional (SP4) installed and i have enabled the messenger service and also disabled my firewall.
On my parents computer they have Windows XP Professional (SP2) the firewall is disabled, but when i go to the services under there computer there is no messenger service for me to activate, so i can not send messages to my parents computer and viceversa unless my parents computer has this service avalible.
I have searched for solutions but no luck so far.
Im connecting the two computers with a CAT 6 Crossover cable and the network adapters are both 3COM 10/100 Network Cards.
Is there any special files i have to download or a program?