Windows 2000 Adv Serv Network Maintenance Alert

Hi All,
      Several days a week I come to work early to do basic maintenance on our one and only server. It's Win2000 Adv with Active Directory running. Occasionally, some employees sneak in early after me and I have to go around and get them off the network before I can do anything. Is there someway I can Alert them all at once or get them off the network easier?

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LucFConnect With a Mentor EMEA Server EngineerCommented:
sorry, my fault, typo!
thanx for correcting.

You can create a batch file with this line and put it on the desktop of your server, so when you need to disconnect everyone from the server, you can just doubleclick this batchfile.

It could look something like.

NET SEND * Server is going down for maintenance in 10 minutes, please save your data and log off.

LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
You can use the NET SENT command.
the command line should look like:

NET SENT * <your message here>


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nader alkahtaniConnect With a Mentor Network EngineerCommented:
I agree with LucF , but :

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elixxerAuthor Commented:
That one nailed it!

I hate to sound like such a newbie about Win2000 Server. I have been Administering this network for three years with no prior exp. in server software and alot of the little things that most of you more exp. sys admins know and use all the time are the things I am trying to figure out.

thanxx for the input
LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Glad to help elixxer
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