net send command in domain under win xp OS not working

Posted on 2005-03-03
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Last Modified: 2008-02-26
We cannot get it to work, tried all possibilities
All PCs running SP2
Is there a common issue regarding the command, is there something else that has to be enabled.

Question by:chicagohistory
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by:Dufo G. Belski
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Is the Messenger service running? If it is, then I don't know the answer, sorry.
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ID: 13452778
asyscokid is right, XP SP2 disables the messenger service by default, so net send won't work unless you enable it again (set its startup to automatic, the default before SP2)
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ID: 13457539
to test the above

open dos and type

net start messenger

Then try netsending.

Also net send will use a port. SP2 likes to block ports. Disable the SP2 firewall and see if that sorts it
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Eric earned 500 total points
ID: 13459797
see the following (for reference)

The NET SEND command may not work correctly on a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 2

You do not receive a message that was sent by using the net send command


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ID: 13459884
Needed both resolutions to work! Thanks guys.

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ID: 13462551
no prob..

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