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I would like to send from a server ( Windows 2008 R2) a pop up message to another Computer in the Network (Windows 7). I already enable AllowRemoteRPC in the registry of my Windows 7 system. This cmd works if I send a message from my Windows 2008 R2 Server to another Windows 2003 Server:

msg /server:vcs.view.local user1 test

or even the other way round

msg /server:20.1.1.30 user2 test

by the time I want to send a message to the Win7 sytem I got this exception: "Error 5 getting session names" Pinging to the Win7 IP works fine

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Did you open the command prompt window using "Run as Administrator"? This can make a difference even if you are logged in with administrative credentials (but not the local administrator account) on Server 2008 and above. –  Top__Hat Nov 14 '11 at 14:40
    
I tried that and It also did not work –  seven-ply Nov 22 '11 at 9:42

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Try sending the message to both the users pc AND the users username at the same time. For instance(from the server 2008 box):

msg /server:thepc theuser "This is a test"
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I'm still getting the error message "Error 5 getting session names" –  seven-ply Nov 22 '11 at 9:44

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