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Silent Alarm Software

Hi all,

Does anyone know of any software that might act like a silent alarm?? E.g a specific key or combination of keys triggers a popup on another screen or screens? Something like that would be great for my advisors.

Thanks folks!
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
any shortcut can be set to launch on the use of a hotkey.

create a batch file i.e.
msg * Silent Alarm
save it, create a shortcut to it in the shortcut properties press a key this will be the hotkey
ctrl-alt-<KEYPRESSED>

shortcut hotkey
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ftg-webAuthor Commented:
Hiya,

Thanks for the response. This sounds like a fantastic way of doing it but are you able to offer any advice or resources for batch file scripting?

Thanks!
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
What do you want it to do.. I cut my eye teeth in dos
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ftg-webAuthor Commented:
Hiya,

Apologies for taking so long to reply.
I would like the batch file to send an alert to another user or multiple users on the network preferably with a pop-up on screen that stays on the screen until someone clicks OK.
It's a kind of panic button for my advisors which they would double click to alert other members of staff if they were in a threatening situation.

I hope that helps and I really appreciate your time and expertise!
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Vista and Above: msg.exe * "I need some help here"
Below  net msg * "I need some help here"
this will send the message to all users in the workgroup
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ftg-webAuthor Commented:
ok thats great and works well but can the same thing be done for a specific group of users within a domain rather than a workgroup?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
yes type msg /? for a complete list of the available commands and you can use a text file for the list of users
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ftg-webAuthor Commented:
Ok, I can't seem to get this to work. I've tried various commands and combinations with it and am not getting anywhere with it.

Are you able to provide me with a code example for the batch file?

Thanks.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you may want to try this
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ftg-webAuthor Commented:
good answer, thanks =)
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