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I want to use the net send command in command prompt but everytime i type in the computer number it says this alias is not found on the network

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How do i find out my alias
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by:NicBrey
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Does it work if you use net send to an IP address??
If so, it is probably a name reslolution problem. You don't specify the operating system of the PC...
Make sure the DNS/WINS are configured with the proper server addresses. If it is a XP PC, make sure NetBios over TCP/IP is enabled on the
WINS tab of the advanced IP settings.
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by:juliancrawford
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To find your alias use this command from the command prompt.
>net name

you can add an alias ..
>net name test /add
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by:juliancrawford
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>nbtstat -s
will display the listening netbios alias names on each adapter that can be used with net send
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by:HESSM
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If you are using numbers for your computer name then this is your problem.  Microsoft has a known issue with several problems if you start your computer name with numbers.  Try renaming one of your computers and testing this again.

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by:strykerb
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If you are on a domain try using the user logon name, eg jane smith logon name is jsmith
here is the command
net send jsmith how are you?
other wise use the PC name or if you have access to the IP address.
if all fails have the Network Admin re-do the network design, add wins, DNS etc.
good luck!
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