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Net send to individual user account

Posted on 2004-09-16
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Hi experts,

We are fans of the net send command and have written a little utility to facilitate this command in vb.

Does anyone know if it is possible to send a similar net send message to a specific user?  I guess I would need to interigate the event logs and translate the user name to the PC they are logged into.

Anyone know if this is easy to do or is there another method in an AD domain??

Thanks for any input..

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You can net send to an individual login name
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by:GlenmoranUK
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I thought it was possible but when we try we get the message saying the alias can not be found on the network...

Any idea's??

XP sp2 machines...

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Do you get an error in event viewer too?

Normally NET SEND [Username] [message] works fine.

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are the Alerter and Messenger service started on the Recipient machine?

more stuff here
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Win_Security/Q_20945419.html
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You might need to have WINS installed on the network..  With DDNS, only the machine name gets registered in the naming database..  WINS registers the login name as well, thereby facilitating mapping the username to an IP address..  Never tried to ping a username, but..  If you look in your WINS database you should see the 03h entries, which are for the messenger service...
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Thanks Dan..

Messenger service was not started!!  Another change with xp sp2!!

Must look closer next time!

Cheers

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