pop-up messaging

I'm looking for a simple program where I can sent pop-up messages to any or all the pc's (win95 and winNT)on a win NT network (protocol is tcp/ip)
The users would have to read the message before it goes away.  It would be used mainly for administrator interventions.

Kind regards

Rudy
rcuAsked:
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posivibeCommented:
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posivibeCommented:
As well... www.shareware.com has these two:

netpage.exe
winpop03.zip
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posivibeCommented:
You also could use NET SEND... the format is like this:

net send * blah

The * tells the system to send it to everyone and replce the blah with your message... try it out!
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BlessyCommented:
To send a message to connected users from a Windows NT server,

1.Select a computer from the list in the Server Manager Window.(Programs/Administrative tools/Server manager)

2.On the Computer menu, click Send Message.

3.Type your message in Message, and then click OK.

Cheers
Blessy
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rcuAuthor Commented:
To Blessy and Posivibe:

Both commands work indeed but only on NT-workstations and not on Win95 clients, or am I doing something wrong?
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posivibeCommented:
Try my links... they work on all systems I believe!
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BlessyCommented:
As far as I know, what I've given will be working on all types of clients connected to that server.  This is the way we used to give administrative messages in our network.  And for this, you don't have to use any other software/tool.
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BlessyCommented:
As far as I know, what I've given will be working on all types of clients connected to that server.  This is the way we used to give administrative messages in our network.  And for this, you don't have to use any other software/tool.
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rcuAuthor Commented:
To Blessy:
If I use your way I get the following'strange' results:
Sending a message to a WinNT-client only gives a popup screen on the server where I started the application.  The messengerservice is started on the client.
When trying to select a Win95-client I get the error "The system call level is not correct"
The server is WinNt 4.0 SP5

To Posivibe:
For WinNT clients the NET SEND works, but when sending this to a Win95 client using the PCNAME or USERNAME, it submits the command but I don't get a pop-up on the client.
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BlessyCommented:
When you are sending a message to 95 client, the winpopup.exe should be enabled. This exe is coming with Windows 95 set up CD. Put this in the start up of the 95 client so that it will be automatically enabled while logging in.

Make sure that winpopup is enabled while sending the administrator message. I think this will solve your problem.

Thanks
Blessy
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irgCommented:
Winpopup should be started on Win95 macnines for net send to work. So Blessy is right all you have to do is to find a way to get it startted and keep it active on Win95/8 machines - (logon scripts,startup options, etc.)
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posivibeCommented:
We used to use win pop up in the login scripts... I just couldn't find it! but everyone is right... I know it works on 95!
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posivibeCommented:
but I should add... my links were to programs similar to winpopup and they did say they would work on 95/98/NT.
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rcuAuthor Commented:
I would like to honor the answer of Blessy.  He/she gave the most complete answer (and the cheapest).
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BlessyCommented:
Thank you very much Rudy.  Waiting to get my points.

Blessy
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BlessyCommented:
Thank you very much Rudy.  Waiting to get my points.

Blessy
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