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Broadcast to active directory user, regardless of which computer, using the command line

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I need to send a broadcast message to an employee that is in active directory, regardless of which computer they are on.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
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by:andreas
ID: 40485762
net send USERNAME messagetest

ist not doing the desired result? as far as i remember it should be like this. its long long ago as i used this feature before.
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by:frugalmule
ID: 40485789
syntax not working
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NVIT earned 2000 total points
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Up to XP: net send username "Message"
Windows 2000, XP, 7, 8, ...: msg username "Message"
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by:frugalmule
ID: 40485814
Outstanding!   Is it possible to have them interact with me through that command?
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by:frugalmule
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How do I write it to have it send to multiple users?
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by:andreas
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they can use the same command to answer, just replace the username with your username. If thats enough interaction for you, then yes they can.
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by:NVIT
ID: 40485825
To send to multiple users, you have to decide to send to: 1) Everyone on domain. 2) Certain users only.

Certain users: for %%C in (user1 user2 user3) do msg %%C Message

Everyone on domain: for /F "delims=\" %%C in ('net view ^| find "\\"') do msg * /server:%%C /time:30 Hey^!

See Qlemo's solution at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Operating_Systems_Security/Q_26314939.html#a33440032
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by:frugalmule
ID: 40485827
Interesting.  I was doing this to myself but now that I try it with other network users, I get the message "does not exist or is disconnected".  This happens whenever I use the syntax msg username message or msg ipaddress message.
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by:NVIT
ID: 40485833
Not certain but I think the user must be logged on?
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by:frugalmule
ID: 40486056
They are.  That's what is so interesting.
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by:NVIT
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Try
Msg * /SERVER:yourservernamehere "hello everyone!"
What does that do?
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