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How to Broadcast Messages via AD

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From my AD Server running on Windows 2003 Server. How can I send out a broadcast message to all users connected to the AD Server?
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Well from AD....you can see a list of users connected to your AD. When they are log in to the domain, they are given an IP Address from the DHCP. So I'm wondering from the AD Server can I sent out a broadcast message to all those connected to the domain.

Not the RDP users.

Yes, some client PC's are on Windows XP, Windows Vista and 7.

How do I do this?
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For security reason, Microsoft disable Messanger service. So NET SEND command can not do it.
  We can install a client tools to all AD Client computer via logon script.
  e.g. Install VyChat or IPMessanger.

If you wann't install a client to the user, we can using schedule task to do it.
Windows server have a tool "Schtasks" to create a schedule task.
1: place a .vbs file to a share directory which every one can access it.
2: Create schedule task for each user/computer.
3: You should known each username/password.

also we can show a message box in logon script when the user logon to the AD.

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other than using Net Send, I was expecting to send out a broadcast message using AD. I guess this couldn't be done. In addition, I am not sure if messages from net send can reach users running WIN 7
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