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The Bonjour service has been disabled.

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Pat Kenly Calculating status...
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Sep 10, 2008 5:54 PM
Updated tunes,(veer:8) airport no longer works. I get this dialog, "The Bonjour service has been disabled. Bonjour is required to share music with others. Please re-enable the service to use this feature." UN-installed Bonjour, re-installed Bonjour. Still doesn't work. Hopefully some GENIUS & Apple can figure it out and post a fix. It all worked fine prior to the update. How do I re-enable Bonjour?
Windows XP
  • El Inocente Calculating status...
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    Sep 10, 2008 10:12 PM (in response to Pat Kenly)
    I have also installed the newest iTunes version and get the same messege. I have windows vista though. How can I fix this?
    Satellite A215, Windows Vista
  • Snoop Dogg Level 4 Level 4 (1,265 points)
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    Sep 10, 2008 10:23 PM (in response to Pat Kenly)
    Do you have any kind of third-party anti-virus or anti-spyware software installed? It's possible this software is interfering with Bonjour and preventing it from starting.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Snoop Dogg Level 4 Level 4 (1,265 points)
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    Sep 11, 2008 8:12 PM (in response to Pat Kenly)
    What kind of anti-virus software do you have?
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • mmnyesss Calculating status...
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    Sep 11, 2008 9:51 PM (in response to Pat Kenly)
    i had this problem. i have windows and just downloaded bonjour for windows. fixed it straight away!
    Windows Vista
  • Babs22 Calculating status...
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    Sep 13, 2008 8:08 AM (in response to Pat Kenly)
    Bonjour service was disabled for me too. How do I re-enable Bonjour?? I want to be able to listen to other people's music...please help!
  • stonge85 Calculating status...
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    Sep 14, 2008 4:18 PM (in response to Pat Kenly)
    Having the exact same issue.

    Looks like the kill mobile me sync as well.
    PC, Windows Vista
  • Snoop Dogg Level 4 Level 4 (1,265 points)
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    Sep 14, 2008 4:28 PM (in response to Babs22)
    Babs, stonge, can you open a DOS Console window and type the following command exactly as shown. Make sure you type an upper-case "R". What does this command return? Does it print out an error number?

    *dns-sd -R Foobar test.tcp local 123*
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • james.parke Calculating status...
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    Sep 17, 2008 5:18 AM (in response to stonge85)
    to re-enable in vista you would go to control panel, admin tools, services, and bonjour is in the list, right click and start

    unfortunately this hasn't fixed the same problem on my machine. tried reinstall of all software (itunes, bonjour for windows) no anti virus or spy installed on system....

    may have to down grade until a patch has been released
    pc, Windows Vista
  • fjsdofnsjgv Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 18, 2008 3:53 PM (in response to Snoop Dogg)
    I've been experiencing this issue as well, both before and after upgrading to I8, and both before and after upgrading to Bonjour 1.0.5. Typically, iTunes will launch properly after a roboot, but if it's shut down and relaunched the error message re: Bonjour will appear and my AirPort Express won't be found (so I can't stream to my stereo via AirTunes).

    In response to Snoop Dogg's post, Bonjour Console Utility accesses the Internet, registers Foobar, gets a reply, and reports that the name is now registered and active. For what it's worth, iTunes still can't find my AirPort Express after running the command.

    I'm running TrendMicro 8.0 SP1 for anti-virus and ZoneAlarm 7.0.483.000 with the 5.0.189.0 version of the anti-spyware engine for my firewall. Both may have auto-updated recently, but I can't say one way or the other with certainty.
    Windows XP
  • MESAVAGE Calculating status...
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    Sep 26, 2008 8:04 PM (in response to james.parke)
    I too WAS frustrated. Vista, iTunes8 stopped bonjour service from running.

    The suggested file change worked for me.

    See this discussion regarding replacing mDNSResponder.exe in the bonjour folder and restarting windows.

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1702293

    Hope it works for you too!

    Mark
    MBPro, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
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