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The Bonjour service has been disabled.

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  • Doofy Calculating status...
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    Sep 30, 2008 11:11 AM (in response to james.parke)
    Just to further confuse the issue, the solution that didn't work for james (control panel, admin tools, services, and bonjour is in the list, right click and start) DID work for me! I am in XP, not Vista. Anyway, worth a try before pursuing other options.
    Windows XP
  • Skeena Calculating status...
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    Oct 10, 2008 5:02 PM (in response to Pat Kenly)
    I get the same message and cannot get my airtunes to work. Windows XP, iTunes 8.01 (thought the .01 might have a fix).
    Very frustrating.
    Windows XP
  • Julio A Hernandez Barros Calculating status...
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    Nov 12, 2008 9:18 AM (in response to Snoop Dogg)
    I have the same problem, and wher run the command you sugest I get this:

    DNSService call failed -65537

    Hope you can help me.
    Dell running Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista
  • nancydance Calculating status...
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    Nov 29, 2008 12:24 AM (in response to Skeena)
    I had this problem. Under Control Panel/Programs and Features, I selected Bonjour then selected "repair". All of my shared libraries came back.
    Gateway PC, Windows Vista
  • Lato22222 Calculating status...
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    Dec 10, 2008 10:33 PM (in response to Pat Kenly)
    And still no solution? Common apple too many people are having this issue. And I wanted to get an Apple TV....
    Toshiba, Notebook
  • mallamace Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 11, 2008 12:25 PM (in response to Pat Kenly)
    This was a really straight forward fix, I don't know what you guys are looking at. I think the Key is close iTunes before doing the reinstall. Here's the full instructions: ws-xp.html
    Dell, Windows XP
  • Lato22222 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 12, 2008 12:06 AM (in response to mallamace)
    That was one of the first things I tried and it hasn't worked for me. I am on windows vista though. Bonjour Service starts for a short bit and automatically stop again. I don't know why it keeps doing this.
    Toshiba, Notebook
  • Happylad23 Calculating status...
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    Dec 14, 2008 7:29 PM (in response to Pat Kenly)
    I have had the same troubles with the Bonjour service on Windows Vista. I found that if you go to the Control Panel, go to administrative tools, and from there go to services if Bonjour isn't on the list. You will find Bonjour there and can start, restart or stop it from there.
    Toshiba Satellite A210, Windows Vista
  • mallamace Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 23, 2008 7:25 PM (in response to Lato22222)
    In addition to the DoggyDish tutorial (which I would like to hear more feedback on). It seems iTunes has come out with a new version 1.0.6 for Bonjour. You can go to Help > Check for Updates, to force an update. That might be another solution.
    Dell, Windows XP
  • Gambit18x Calculating status...
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    Dec 31, 2008 4:40 AM (in response to Pat Kenly)
    here's the answer to this problem guys
  • k.heiermann Calculating status...
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    Mar 1, 2009 10:23 AM (in response to Gambit18x)

    I tried all the above mentioned advices to activate Bonjour Service. Nothing worked. I found a different solution now:

    Go on >start >run and type in the following string:
    netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

    Afterwards download the latest version of Java (Free Download)

    Unbelievable but it worked. Now Bonjour is activated and Air Tunes and iPhone are able to communicate with with iTunes.

    This worked for me, so I hope it does for you too.

    Good Luck
    Windows XP Pro
  • Jordan pLace Calculating status...
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    Mar 30, 2009 6:31 PM (in response to Pat Kenly)
    i cant install itunes 8 because my bonjour application wont uninstall, whenever i go to remove it, it says it cant be removed. i dont know what to do about it and my ipod wont work without itunes 8.. does anyone know what to do?
    acer, Windows XP
  • Ronald C.F. Antony Calculating status...
    Exactly the same symptoms here. Bonjour is set to autolaunch in XP's Services, but it dies immediately upon launch. So something is preventing Bonjour from operating properly, which then in turn leads to an iTunes message (which can be ignored, if you don't try to access some other iTunes library over the LAN, which is exactly what I'm trying to do...)
    eeePC 1000HE, PowerMac G5DP, MacBook Pro, iMac G4, PowerBook G4, NeXT
  • Ronald C.F. Antony Level 2 Level 2 (435 points)
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    Apr 12, 2009 10:32 PM (in response to MESAVAGE)
    Thanks to the pointer to this thread. It is indeed where I found the solution, but it wasn't installing an older version of the executable, but disabling IPv6.
    The moment I had disabled IPv6 on all network interfaces, Bonjour kept running, and iTunes was its old self again.

    This is with WinXP Pro SP3 plus whatever security updates are available from M$.

    Latest everything that Apple has for Windows these days.

    Glad that for the most part I use Macs. Never thought of AddressBook as a killer app, until I tried to do mobileMe syncing of my addresses into a Windows machine. Yikes! Windows address book software (Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, etc.) are essentially unusably inflexible.

    Now if Apple would finally produce a netbook that runs for over 6h in real terms (9.5h rated), and costs less than $400 delivered and weighs under 2 lbs. like that eeePC 1000HE, then I could shed Windows. The hardware of eeePC is all I need for that sort of use, except Windows is a NIGHTMARE, even with cygwin installed and after upgrading to XP Pro.

    There's no machine Apple offers that can do this, even if price is not an object, because the 17" MBP has maybe the battery life, but it's much too big and heavy, and the Air, well... maybe a bit faster, bigger footprint (I don't care about thin, I care about footprint), not enough battery life, and about 4x the price. Nice executive toy, but not what I want to have on a tiny table down at a coffee shop where I have a 40% chance that within the course of a year someone will spill their brew over it.

    Seriously thinking of doing a Hackintosh here, particularly since I got an extra OS X license...
    eeePC 1000HE, PowerMac G5DP, MacBook Pro, iMac G4, PowerBook G4, NeXT
  • mgowe1 Calculating status...
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    May 21, 2009 3:02 AM (in response to Pat Kenly)
    Ahhhhh.... After 5 days of dealing with this I figured it out (at least in my case)
    All I had to do was disable Vista's UAC (User Account Control)

    You will have to look up how to do it. It is very easy and I hated that stupid thing anyways.

    Now everything works as it should.



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