Hello everyone.

We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.

The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.

The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.

On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.

So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.

Sharing Service as a service

Just wanted to post that you can run the sharing service as a windows service by using the command {path}\SharingService.exe -install

I've got it running in an Azure VM and it works pretty well. A little latency but not terrible. Good enough for demos and POCS.



  • What it exactly this service does ? Can you use it for other codes?
    I have found that Holoemulator cannot find some endpoints, When you just ping the device there is no answer from the Hololens. It s like having an internal firewall. I just thought maybe using this to enable some ports..

  • @nash sounds great. Could you please share some of the steps on how to get this up and running?


  • Hello,

    I want to know how I can install sharing service on Live IP and consume it as the port 20602 is not reached from tcp. Can anyone help me please?

    Thanks in advance..

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