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Is there a way to Netsend on Vista and 7

I know they took out the net send ability after XP but I would really like a way to send out a network alert without having to clog up the email inbox. Sometimes I need to remind users to restart there machines or to log off and popping up a message would be a convienient way to do that. I thought maybe in Power shell but evidently you need a third party app. Any ideas out there?
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Kelly-Brady
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B HCommented:
well, you can issue this in vista/7:
net send * type the message here

but, only people who have the "messenger" service started will receive them... it's been disabled by default for years though.
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mnswhitCommented:
http://www.petri.co.il/msg-exe-net-send-vista.htm

Perhaps this link will help. Appears that this solution doesn't require messenger to be enabled.
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Kelly-BradyAuthor Commented:
the messenger service is no longer there, so I was hoping there was anouther way.
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Rory de LeurConsultant End-User ComputingCommented:
Did you try the "msg" command?

Be sure that all pc's (including XP) have the next reggistry entry:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server]
"AllowRemoteRPC"=dword:00000001

Command usage form Commandline:
MSG IPADRES Hi

Ps. MSG-command is not available on Starter and Home editions of Vista and Windows 7
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Rory de LeurConsultant End-User ComputingCommented:
PS. For Vista and Windows 7 it can be necessary to make your users members of the local "Remote Desktop Users" group to make it work
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Kelly-BradyAuthor Commented:
I will try that on Monday and let you know, right now all my users have gone home.
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Kelly-BradyAuthor Commented:
It would not even let me send it to my own machine m it says that it does not exists or is disconnected but I can ping it just fine.
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senadCommented:
You either use MSG command (W7 native) or a third party software.
That's that !
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cdesignerCommented:
Third-party software:
http://bit.ly/9cAk7j
or
http://bit.ly/bVVofR
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greg wardSystems EngineerCommented:
must be something you can do with psexec if you want to create a custom script.
 
Greg
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