?
Solved

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

Posted on 2011-02-24
6
Medium Priority
?
2,712 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
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?
0
Comment
Question by:Alain_Henri
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:APNFSSC
ID: 34974804
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.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:abowar
ID: 34974818
You should be able to open task manager, highlight the appropriate users and right click->send message...
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Neil Russell
ID: 34974907
Do you mean all the users LOGGED ONTO THAT SERVER or all your domain users?
0
Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:kevinhsieh
ID: 34975811
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. ;-)
0
 

Author Comment

by:Alain_Henri
ID: 35129318
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?
0
 
LVL 42

Accepted Solution

by:
kevinhsieh earned 2000 total points
ID: 35131046
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
0

Featured Post

Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A safe way to clean winsxs folder from your windows server 2008 R2 editions
This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
Suggested Courses

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question