Network Alert pop up question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Shade2074, Jun 10, 2003.

  1. Shade2074

    Shade2074 OSNN Addict

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    I have a few computers on my personal home network, they are all running on windows xp pro. There are times when I will need the user at a specific computer to contact me, and I would like to be able to send a pop up alert to the user on that computer. Assuming that they are NOT running any kind of program such as AIM or MSN messanger, I have two questions,

    1. How can I make an alert popup on a specific computer, so that the alert says what i need it too.?

    2. How can I send a general alert to all three computers if I need to saying the same message but only to computers within my own network (I don't want to broadcast the message to the entire net. I am also connected the internet via cable right now, but they have one ip addres and my internal has another.)

    Is this possible?
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Start>Run>cmd
    to open a Command Prompt

    Then type:
    net send <computer_name> <message>

    An alert should popup on the destination computer.

    If not, go to Start>Run>services.msc and check to see that the Messenger service is set to Automatic and has been started on all computers on the network.

    Hope that helps :)
     
  3. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    For #2, net send * message to all PCs

    this will only send to pcs in your LAN
     
  4. Shade2074

    Shade2074 OSNN Addict

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    WOW you're fast! Thank you that helps out a great deal!
     
  5. NetRyder

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    You're welcome :)
     
  6. Shade2074

    Shade2074 OSNN Addict

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    Thank you to you too, that answers my second question. :D