Live Messenger - Multiple Computers - Sign in and Sign Out

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by George, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. George

    George Guest

    Windows Live Messenger Version: 2009 (Build 14.0.8089.726)
    Windows 7 x32 and x64 Workstations.
    Sign me out of all other places when I sign in to Messenger is : Enabled

    When messenger is signed into a computer 1 and then we go to computer 2 and
    sign into messenger (same account) the following occurs:

    1. Computer 1 Messenger will be signed out.
    2. Computer 2 Messenger will be signed in.
    3. A few seconds later Computer 1 will re-sign in and Computer 2 will sign

    2. Is expected behavior.
    3. Is a bug we believe.

    We believe that Computer 1 does not know that it was signed out BECAUSE of
    another logon of Windows Live Messenger for the same account and that sign me
    out of all other places is enabled. Computer 1 seems to think that the
    connection was lost and therefore re-attempts to connect which it does. This
    disconnects the logon from Computer 2.. Computer 2 does NOT re-attempt to
    connect so it does seem to know that it was Messenger that logged it off.
    This started happening now for a few months.

    Is there a reported fix or ???
    George, Feb 4, 2010
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  2. Greetings George,

    This isn't the first time I've heard of this occurring, but there is no real fix as I'm not
    entirely sure what to suggest and have never seen it occur in machines I had access to mess
    around with.

    That said, just a few questions. Are both of these computer's on the same network? Some
    network devices (aka routers, but could be enterprise-level networking as well) have added
    "Messenger" support to allow various features in Messenger to work. As such, they may be
    misinterpreting the MPOP (Multiple Points of Presence) support as a disconnection.

    Also, have you tried making new Windows accounts on each machine and trying the account
    there? This test basically eliminates the possibility of some sort of problem with contact
    list synchronization (or something like that), as all that information is stored within each
    individual Windows profile.

    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog:
    Messenger Resources:
    (c) 2010 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Feb 5, 2010
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  3. George

    blackz90 Guest

    I'm experiencing the same problem too

    It's on the same network, but problem persist even I use them on
    different network.

    I'm only using a typical router that most people uses

    The problem is only bound to one single windows ID. I tried on another
    live ID and no such problems occurs and both PC tells you that you have
    been sign in at 2 places.

    I also tried deleting the windows contacts folder in appdata/local...
    which also didn't solve the problem.
    blackz90, Jun 1, 2010
  4. George

    blackz90 Guest

    Problem have been resolved

    I performed a clean installation on both PC

    It seems that one of them had some problems

    To perform a clean installation refer to
    'Clean Installation of Windows Live Messenger – Windows Vista -
    Windows Live' (
    blackz90, Jun 1, 2010
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