net send

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by pguerra, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. pguerra

    pguerra W = ΔK

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    I'm having this problem with the 'net send' command. I activated the messenger service on every computer and set up the firewall. But it doesn't seem to work! This is the error message:

    An error occurred while sending a message to <computer_name>.
    The message alias could not be found on the network.
    More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2273.

    But it works if I send the message to the whole workgroup, like this: net send * <message>

    What is going on here?? :cry:

    P.S: I'm using Windows XP SP 2
     
  2. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Make sure you put the domain in as well.
     
  3. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Is this in a domain? Is name resolution working? WINS and/or DNS resolution?
     
  4. pguerra

    pguerra W = ΔK

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    No, just a workgroup.

    Actually I don't use a WINS server. Do you think that's the problem? You can browse the others computers' files just fine. Name resolution works fine.