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How to send a message to all users from the Microsoft 2008 server console

I would like to send a message to all my user to tell them to shutdown their session because I am about to turn off the server.

How do I do that?
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Alain_Henri
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APNFSSCCommented:
Open up task manager on the console on the server then in the last tab "Users" then click the first person in the list... then hold down shift key and select the last.

Down the bottom hit the Send Message button then type in your message and hit send.
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abowarCommented:
You should be able to open task manager, highlight the appropriate users and right click->send message...
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Do you mean all the users LOGGED ONTO THAT SERVER or all your domain users?
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kevinhsiehCommented:
I believe that the method listed above requires the Messenger service to be running on the clients. They might not be turned on, and in my environment the Messenger service is specifically disabled.

Other options include phone calls, text message, IM, yelling, Twitter, and telepathy. ;-)
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Alain_HenriAuthor Commented:
Those methods did not work and unfortunately I don't do telepathy (not just yet...but working on it ).  There is not tools provided by microsoft that work off the bat?
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kevinhsiehCommented:
The tool from Microsoft is turned off by default. You require the Messenger service which is ripe for abuse and Microsoft turned off by default a few years ago in XP SP2. You can use GPO to set it to automatic if you really want to use it.

Here's an article on how to use net send.
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/net_send.mspx?mfr=true

http://www.ehow.com/how_2148598_net-send-send-computer-messages.html
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