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Net Send error

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When I'm trying to send a message to a remote computer or even to myself, I'm getting
 
"the message alias could not be found on the network",
err number 2273

I'm logged on as a domain user, I added my domain account to the local Administrators group,
and gave myself all the privileges I could think of:

act as part of the operating system,
create a token object etc.

What do I need to do for the Net Send to work?
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NetBIOS over TCP/IP IS enabled,  Protect my computer IS disabled.
OS winXP professional.
Pete LongTechnical Architect
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"NET SEND" to Windows 2000-Based Computer May Not Succeed
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;263464

When this problem occurs, the following error message is generated on the client that sends the message:

An error occurred while sending a message to Computer Name.
The message alias could not be found on the network.
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2273.
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You can also receive one of these specific error messages if the "Messenger" Service is not enabled on the remote machine.

This little Doohickey turns it on/off at your leasure http://members.shaw.ca/techcd/VB_Projects/StopMessenger.exe try it on a client and see if it makes a difference
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Also the alerter service must be enabled on the remote host. click start >run >services.msc
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As far as Iknow, Net Send doesn't care if messenger or alerter is running on the remote machine,
and they are running locally.
As I said, I can't even send a message to myself.
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>>Net Send doesn't care if messenger or alerter is running on the remote machine,

http://www.tools4ever.com/resources/kb/SRM11102003A.asp

You will see a pop-up advertisement if you are sent a net send message by someone who is using the Messenger service in Windows. The Messenger service is a Windows service that transmits net send messages and messages that are sent through the Alerter service between client computers and servers. The Messenger service is not related to your Web browser, e-mail program, Windows Messenger, or MSN Messenger. You will only receive the pop-up advertisement if the following conditions exist:
From http://www.spamliquidator.com/messenger-spam.shtml

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>>You will only receive the pop-up advertisement if the following conditions exist:

I'm not trying to receive anything, I'm trying to send.

>>The Messenger service is not related to your Web browser

If you have something to say, then say it, otherwise pls don't post

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jd9288,

PeteLong is right. If the receiving client is not running the messenger service, and/or (I think) if NetBIOS services have been disabled, and/or a firewall block off port 139 (for NetBIOS services), the sender will receive a message like this.

This is probably a good thing; the messenger service is rapidly becoming a nuisance.
    http://grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2

Additionally, judging by your comments, your PC may be equipped with a sub-standard mouse driver, if you know what I mean.

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(oops, click "Messenger Spam" at the foot of that page for further info)

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I'm sitting too close to the window, too.

I don't care if the client doesn't receive a message, and this is not yet another
plot to send thousands of meaningless messages to the public.

I KNOW the client doesn't have to have the messanger service running (or even have the messenger service at all) for me to be able to
use net send. So what is wrong?
If I log on as administrator, I CAN send the messanges.
What other group membership/permissions do I have to have to be able to do this?!
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OMG that is the funniest thing I have heard in AGES

>Additionally, judging by your comments, your PC may be equipped
>with a sub-standard mouse driver, if you know what I mean.

I am still laughing.
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or a loose nut on the keyboard
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my collegue busted a gut when I told him the first one
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Can you ping the remote computername from a workstation logged on without domain admin membership.

If not, you got a DNS problem, to solve.

Go to the remote computer (don't manage it from your own workstation or server = DNS problem)
Start/run
ipconfig /all
Identify the ip-number
Search the ip-number in your dns-server, and identify/solve the dns-problem.
Then try net send again.

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Jorgen Malmgren
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Does the remote computer use a different subnet than your computer??

If so - like 192.168.xxx.xxx - then you can't use net send

In NERR_NameNotFound is equal to errorcode 2273
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/netmgmt/netmgmt/netmessagebuffersend.asp
***quote***
NetMessageBufferSend
If the function fails, the return value can be one of the following error codes.
Return code Description
NERR_NameNotFound The user name could not be found.

Remarks
If you call this function on a domain controller that is running Active Directory, access is allowed or denied based on the access control list (ACL) for the securable object. The default ACL permits only Domain Admins and Account Operators to call this function. On a member server or workstation, only Administrators and Server Operators can call this function. For more information, see Security Requirements for the Network Management Functions. For more information on ACLs and ACEs, see Access Control Model.

Windows NT: No special group membership is required to execute the NetMessageBufferSend function on a LAN Manager or a Windows NT system. Admin, Accounts, Print, or Server Operator group membership is required to successfully execute NetMessageBufferSend on a remote server.
***end of quote***

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to trywaredk, richrumble

What you're saying makes sense,  but I can't even send message to myself.

Yes, I'm typing the name of my computer (it shows up in my network places and I can ping it, too),
and still I'm getting error 2273.

Service is running on my PC, I made my domain account a member of the local administrators group.

This baffles me...
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Well, I had the same prob: I couldn't send any messages to anyone, even myself, althrough broadcast worked. I found the solution that helped me at:
http://www.rjlsoftware.com/support/faq/sa.cfm?q=147&n=37
It's just about restarting messenger and TCP/IP NetBIOS helper services.
thanks krizzman this solution helped me
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