net send - buffer clear

Posted on 2006-05-02
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
hello experts

I have a company laptop that I also use at home for personal use.
I was testing net send, and did a "net send * Hello World" while connected to my home network.

It said message sent to all users in domain "MyCompany"

I do not want employees of my company to get that message.

Question: will it send out that message tommorrow when I get to work and connect my computer to the corporate network ?

please advise
Question by:ullfindsmit
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi ullfindsmit,

    no just the computers online at the current time within th current network
    LVL 32

    Expert Comment

    I don't know for sure, but I would guess not.

    You can stop the Messenger Service (Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Services) and disable it from auto-starting and that _should_  prevent it from sending anything.
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    Expert Comment

    i played a lot with net send when i was studying... dont ask .... i am 99.9% sure that if the machines arent there at the time they dont get that message once they are ... :) if youa re worried do as r-k says
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    Expert Comment

    restart the machine and be in the safe side.
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    Assisted Solution

    No. net send acts immediately. If there were any computers on your local network joined into a domain/workgroup called "MyCompany" they would have received your message. If there are none, the message will be sent but won't arrive anywhere. Your computer will not send that message again when you connect it to your company's LAN because it already sent that message.
    P.S. - When you net send to * it doesn't actually send to all computers in the domain, just your local subnet.
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    Expert Comment

    Thanks for the info ;)

    >>P.S. - When you net send to * it doesn't actually send to all computers in the domain, just your local subnet.

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