Using Send Console Message vs. Net Send to notify groups.
Posted on 2006-03-20
1. Is it possible to send 1 message to multiple OU's in a company. We are part of a huge domain, and only want specific OU's to receive the message. (ie., when a server is going offline, etc.)
Right now, I have to send it 3 times from each of the 3 main OU servers and sometimes it takes too long to finish them all.
2. Can you set up a group name to use Net Send to send a message to large groups? Would the group consist of usernames or computernames?
I don't want to download or purchase any 3rd party software.
Would something like this work instead of a user's name?
net send /domain:'workgroup name' message
If I have a subgroup under the domain in AD, would that be the group name it's looking for?
3. I've noticed that Net Send doesn't work too well with WinXP PC recipients. I used to be able to Net Send with the user logon ID, but most of the time, I have to either use the computername or the IP address. Is Net Send not compatible with XP?