Maximum Length of "net send" message sent to entire domain
Posted on 2004-03-30
When sending a "net send" to all users in an Active Directory network, is there (and if so, what is) a maximum length that the message can be? (All of our 300 workstations are W2K, with a *few* XP Pro machines here and there).
If the message is longer than any maximum, how is truncation performed?
Are there difference between max length when sending a private message, versus a global message?
Are there any special characters that should be avoided in the message so as to not kick off any special control?
We just sent a
C:\>net send * "Long message...."
and the first part of it was truncated, but it appended the last few characters on after that truncation. (It's as if the middle ~70% of the messsage were trimmed out.)