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I need to communicate eache client seperatly by send alerts or warnings on required basis . I am working in WINXP environment. I need send a message from winxp client workstation to all. I tried to use net send but here as per security policy the messanger service is desabled . so help me pout is there any way to send a message to all cliens.

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You will need something to send messages to if you don't want to use the Messenger service. If you google "Desktop Alert Software" you will find a lot of 3rd party solutions for this.

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Why do you not get the service activated instead so you can use NET SEND?

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From what I understand, the Messenger Service can be used by spammers to send messages directly to your desktop. This was the case with Win2000 anyway. I assume thats why its disabled by default now. –  cop1152 Aug 7 '09 at 17:53
    
:-) It was a rhetorical sort of question cop1152. I was hinting that the messenger service was probably left disabled by the admin, to avoid what the original poster is probably trying to do on this network - sending unsolicited messages. –  mr-euro Sep 17 '09 at 12:13
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Run a script using pstools to reable the messenger service then use netsend, then have your script turn the service back off.

Download pstools from sysinternals Download EZ-execute from penguin bytes

Make 3 batch files psservice \%computername% start messenger net send * Hello World psservice \%computername% stop messenger

Use EZ-Execute to run the 1st script against the domain Use the 2nd script to send the message to the domain Use EZ-Execute to run the 3rd script against the domain

You could also put this all into one script using psexec if you are going to do this on a regular basis.

http://ss64.com/nt/psservice.html http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-u/net%5Fsend.mspx?mfr=true

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