NetMeeting 3.0 Resource Kit

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This section is designed to help you see the structure of the Resource Kit documentation at a glance and to help you begin implementing Microsoft® Windows® NetMeeting® 3 in your organization.

Important! This Resource Kit contains updated information for NetMeeting 3.01 Service Pack 1.

Before You Begin

  • Introduction, "Welcome to Microsoft Windows NetMeeting," provides a product overview, including new Windows NetMeeting 3 features.

  • Chapter 1, "Installation and Configuration," presents details for installing and configuring NetMeeting. This chapter includes important information about the Startup wizard and option settings.


  • Chapter 2, "Resource Kit Wizard," provides directions for configuring your corporate intranet using the Resource Kit Wizard. You can use the wizard to customize, distribute, and maintain NetMeeting throughout your organization. The wizard is a comprehensive, easy alternative to using system policies to predefine NetMeeting options including audio and video settings, bandwidth limits, network speeds, and online support.

  • Chapter 3, "Finding People," provides an overview of how to locate others using NetMeeting. This chapter includes discussions of address books, and directory services that use the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), which include the Microsoft® Internet Locator Service (ILS).

  • Chapter 4, "Firewall Configuration," explains how to configure a firewall to allow NetMeeting connections over the Internet and identifies common issues with using these connections.

  • Chapter 5, "NetMeeting Security," provides detailed information on setup and administration, configuring security, passwords, authentication, and encryption. This chapter also provides security scenarios that help you choose the best configuration for your corporate intranet.

  • Chapter 6, "Using NetMeeting on Intranet Web Pages," describes how organizations can embed the NetMeeting user interface into Web pages using the NetMeeting ActiveX® control, create links to call other people, and customize Web pages to aid intranet users.

  • Chapter 7, "Network Bandwidth Considerations," provides data from Microsoft network bandwidth testing and the results that organizations should expect as a result of similar bandwidth testing.

Architecture and Interoperability

  • Chapter 8, "NetMeeting Architecture," describes the key elements of the NetMeeting architecture. This chapter identifies transport layer, standard, application, user interface, and NetMeeting platform components.

  • Chapter 9, "Product Interoperability," introduces the NetMeeting Companion Products and Services Directory Web site and identifies the types of products that operate with NetMeeting.

  • Chapter 10, "Understanding the T.120 Standard," introduces the T.120 standard and its integration with NetMeeting 3. Includes a discussion of interoperability testing for T.120 data conferencing, the T.120 architecture, how different topologies can be implemented, and T.120 conferencing products and services.

  • Chapter 11, "Understanding the H.323 Standard," introduces the H.323 standard and its integration with NetMeeting 3. Includes a discussion of interoperability testing for the H.323 audio and video conferencing, the H.323 architecture, Multipoint Connection Units (MCUs), gateways and gatekeepers, Telephony Application Programming Interface (TAPI), and H.323 conferencing products and services.

  • Chapter 12, "Conferencing Standards," discusses the communication and conferencing standards supported by NetMeeting, which include the T.120 standard for multipoint data conferencing, the H.323 standard for audio and video conferencing, and the LDAP standard for accessing directory services.


  • Appendix A, "NetMeeting Policies," describes the system policies for NetMeeting, which provide system management and remote administration capabilities. Many system policies may be set using the Resource Kit Wizard.

  • Appendix B, "Troubleshooting," provides detailed information for responding to NetMeeting problems, including problem descriptions, causes, and resolutions.

For More Information 

This section describes additional resources for using NetMeeting 3.

  • Software Development Kit

    Third-party software developers, solution providers, and Web professionals can take full advantage of NetMeeting features and functions to open new market opportunities. The Windows NetMeeting 3 Software Development Kit (SDK) provides a set of standard application programming interfaces (APIs), so that developers can integrate conferencing capabilities with other programs using C, C++, or Visual Basic®, JavaScript, or VBScript. Using the SDK, you can integrate rich multimedia communications capabilities with third-party products. Developers can extend the functionality of NetMeeting to add capabilities, such as a business card exchange, or to add conferencing functions, such as a NetMeeting toolbar to existing applications.

    In addition, the NetMeeting SDK includes an ActiveX control for conferencing, allowing Web site creators to embed the NetMeeting user interface directly into their pages. Also, they can integrate the ActiveX control for conferencing with other ActiveX scripting solutions, such as JavaScript and Visual Basic Scripting Edition.

  • World Wide Web

    The NetMeeting Web site provides additional information about features, support, downloading the NetMeeting SDK, and documentation updates. 

    The NetMeeting Web site also provides a link to the NetMeeting Companion Products and Services Directory, which describes products and services from third-party manufacturers that are compatible with NetMeeting. 

    For more information, see the NetMeeting Web site: 

  • NetMeeting Help

    You can learn more about how to use NetMeeting in NetMeeting Help. It contains overview topics of NetMeeting features and specific procedures for using NetMeeting.