Install Net Send & Messenger service on Vista (from XP installation)

Ok - so most of us know that there is no such thing as 'net send' or a 'messenger service' in Vista.
However when you install certain programs they can create a new service (see where I'm going...?)

Is there anyway to copy net.exe from XP and replace Vista's version (sounds easy enough).
Is there any way to copy the Messenger service from XP and install it on Vista (I dunno how exactly at the moment).

Is there any reason why I wouldn't/shouldn't try doing this? I'd prefer to stick with the Windows compatible version of net send instead of implementing an external solution (unless you have something amazing to recommend)  :)
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Try this Ryan, oh yeah guess what :D
Links hehe
Create a batch file that lets you send messages to other computers connected by a network.

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Ryan_RIT Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I've actually seen that link when I did a google - so no suprises where you got that from!  :)

You've also misinsterpreted my question. I know how to use net send and the messenger service - however these have been REMOVED in Vista OS. net.exe doesn't have a 'send' argument and there is no messenger service in Vista. Looks like you were in a hurry to post first without reading everything, lol.
Ryan_RIT Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
thanks for having a shot
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lol, I was onway to work, like I just came home from all nighter
so i better add something incase others look here for answers.

Netsend free net send command replacement for Windows Vista

Scripting, Vista & Deployment
How to mark computers where you want to send message using Net Send?
Ryan_RIT Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
great - now I have to fix up your grade. I haven't tried but I reckon that's what I've been looking for
Ryan_RIT Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
you should have an A-grade by now

the only thing i still need is to be able to receive net send messages (your link only supports sending them)
its okay just add a comment and the when someone references it they can see the added comments.
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sorry i missed your recent comment in that link it also states>>
Note : NetSend can send the messages, but can't receive them. You should have software that can receive netsend messages.
You can use:
Our messaging software LanTalk XP / LanInfo XP that compatible with all Windows versions including Windows Vista.
The service Messenger in Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 2003.
Microsoft Winpopup in Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me.
Ryan_RIT Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
When I googled this prior to aksin this question I did see LanTalk - the only thing is it's not free, and usually I try and find the free alternative (or program it myself if I have any clues how to do it)
how about this one
LanTalk XP 2.93.75
Updated Dec 21, 2006 22:53:35
Rating 0 <<< note so you'll have to test it
Size 828 kb
Licence Shareware
Status Major Update
Languages English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Tags LAN messenger, Net send, LanTalk, Lan Chat, LanChat, Winpop, Winpopup, Instant messenger, Message, Send, Receive, Exchange, Netsend, Note, Sticky, Local Area Network, Project managment, SMB, Samba, Popup
OS Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP

Software Archive
LanTalk NET 3.1.4615
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