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How to send a message to winXP machines from 2003 server


Hi, i need to be able to send messages to my users on my domain, i want to know how i can send them a simple "popup message" to there screens, by using windows 2003 server.

Ive tried NET SEND but cant get it to work

thanks

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David
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merowingerCommented:
do you have installed dameware??
have you tried: net send domainname\everyone This is a test!!!
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ziwez0Author Commented:
nope dameware is not installed, and tried the net send and that did not work
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jamesreddyCommented:
net send * This is a test!


That doesn't work??  Is the messenger service disabled on your network?
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ziwez0Author Commented:
that worked
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jamesreddyCommented:
cool.  Glad it did.  lol.
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ziwez0Author Commented:
yeap but i want to send a message to a particular machine
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merowingerCommented:
net send machinename text
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jamesreddyCommented:
Yeah...pretty much.  Just type in the machine name or IP address of the machine in place of "*".
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ziwez0Author Commented:
nope does not work, done this

net send computer hello and tried with the op address instead
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merowingerCommented:
what message is coming??
did you send  it from comamnd box or from dos box???
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ziwez0Author Commented:
sent it from command "the message alias could not be found on the network"
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merowingerCommented:
is your pc in the domain, what rights do you have on this machine????
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ziwez0Author Commented:
im the admin(and set up as administrator) and yes the machine is on the domain
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crissandCommented:
Net send machine "Hello, world" is getting error?
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cdesignerCommented:
Try an NetSend replacement software:
http://www.cezeo.com/products/lantalk-xp/
or pure IP messenger
http://www.cezeo.com/products/lantalk-net/
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T-QuestCommented:
make sure the messenger service is running on both the machines
type: net send computername "Hello world"
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