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unable to get msg.exe to send a broadcast message to all users

Posted on 2013-01-11
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I am trying to use msg.exe on a Window 7 64-bit PC to send a message to all users in our domain.  I am a domain admin, and I am running cmd 'as administrator'.  I am able to get a message to be delievered to myself using:

msg console Test

I am also able to send a message to any other PC on out network using the syntax:

msg /server:<pcname> console Test

However I am unable to message ALL computers in the domain in one go, according to a Microsoft article the syntax to do this should be:

msg * Test

When I try this, only my PC gets the message.

I have also tried:

msg * console Test (again only my PC gets the message)
msg /server:* console Test (I get the error Error 1722 getting session names)

Anyone had any luck actually using msg.exe to send a message to all their users?
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Question by:Riana
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by:Thomas Grassi
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I had the same issue when I first went to Windows 7

I found this and use this instead

http://www.winmessenger.com/eng/index.php

For what ever reason MS changed net command in windows 7 which worked great

The msg.exe is very limited
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by:Riana
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Many thanks McKnife this worked
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