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Sending message to all users on workgroup

Posted on 2006-07-11
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How can I send a message to all users on a workgroup, not a domain. I need to throw this in a task schedular to happen at a certain time of the day. I tried net send /DOMAIN:WORKGROUP "To all users" does not seem to work.
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been a while since i played with net send

doesnt   net send * Message        work?
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Stupid messenger service was disabled. I bet if I go and turn the service on the workstation to enabled, automatic then they will get the messages.
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haha yes that is pretty crucial :)
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Found that just about all machines have the messenger service disabled by default, not sure why some are and are not. Anyway your syntax is correct so points awarded.
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windows xp pro has it disabled by default - older OS have it enabled from memory

cheers!
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I could had  sworn that I read a topic about a year ago that it was enabled by default, telling people to turn it off. The article was regarding people sending spam popups via the messenger service.
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i think this was remedied with xp but it may have been with one of the service pack releases coz my first xp install had it enabled by default and i copped spam
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That is my thoughts too.
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