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batch File for Windows 7

Posted on 2013-05-16
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Using XP computers, we had a bat file to send emergancy messages to our 911 center. The code was:
Echo off
net send computername message
exit

(computername = name to send message to, and message can be any wording)

For windows 7, we tried:
Sent computername "message"

It doesn't work. I've enabled AllowRemoteRPC and it still doesn't work.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Question by:Juneaucounty
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by:Juneaucounty
ID: 39171853
We also run the Sent application before using the bat file in Win7.
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by:Qlemo
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There is no replacement of net send for Vista and above. You can try if
  msg /server:Computername * Message
works, but I suppose not, as it is not intended to be used over network (it works for Terminal Servers and on the local machine).

Sadly, the only reliable way to keep such a function is to use 3rd-party software like LAN Messenger (http://lanmsngr.sourceforge.net/), or other communication software.
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by:McKnife
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Not quite true, Qlemo. We may use msg.exe like you showed and it works on any client if we
A are admin at the remote machine
B have set the following reg entry at the machines we are trying to contact:
AllowRemoteRPC (dword) below HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server 8has to be set to 1).
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by:Juneaucounty
ID: 39182250
I installed LAN Messenger and it works in both XP and Windows 7.
What I need to do is make it run a prewritten batch file. Is that possible?

The way this is used: people working alone in remote areas or after hours, may need to call 911. The batch file used in XP had the user's location and a message to send help. In this instance a person wouldn't have time to type anything, but could click the icon to execute the program. The 911 computers are on the same domain as all users.
Thank you.
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by:Qlemo
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Don't think so. But you should preconfigure LAN Messenger (account and such).
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by:McKnife
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...msg could be used for this as described. Are you still having problems? Remote Admin rights would not be the problem here, just use a scheduled task and give them a shortcut to that task to click on.
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Juneaucounty earned 0 total points
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Found a program called winnosent. It works for XP and Windows 7. Thanks everyone for all of the suggestions.
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by:Juneaucounty
ID: 39231356
A member of our team found the free Winnosent software, and it works great. Users don't have to be administrators, and it sends a pre-written message to XP and Windows 7 computers.
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