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message another computer

I have a home network set up. Is there any dos command or way of making a message pop up on the other pc screen. I am going through a router and know the IP 's of the computer i need to send it to.


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The "Messenger" service is disabled by default after installing Service Pack 2.

NET SEND will work if you enable this service.

For more information:
Start, Run, CMD, NET SEND /?
when i use the laptops i use the username for the main PC "joe". if i try and send one from the main pc to any of the laptops the username doesn't work.


Bow Down to the King
Political User
All desktop computers or notebooks need to be in the same WORKGROUP.

net send /domain:WORKGROUP MESSAGE
All pc's are part of the same work group, i can send messages to the main pc from all machines but cannot send messages to any of the laptops even from the laptops. This is getting on my nerves now.


Bow Down to the King
Political User
All computers must be in the same workgroup, all computers must have the Messenger service enabled.

NET SEND * "This is your message."
"net send kenny how are you"
this works from either laptop to main pc
kenny is the logon name. if i use the logon name for the laptops from any pc it doesn't recognise the name


Bow Down to the King
Political User
One last time: NET SEND * "This is your message."

Read the link that kcnychief posted for a better understanding of the NET SEND command.


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May I ask, what exactly you are trying to accomplish that you don't feel NET SEND lets you do? Perhaps we can point you in the right direction?


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Wow, NET SEND to let the kids know that Dinner Is Ready - now I have heard it all :p

Have you looked into any type of home intercom system? Not to go too far off topic there, but it may save on your vocal chords in the long run :D

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