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send an instant message via a network to a persons monitor

by jugador22 / March 20, 2007 3:03 AM PDT

I worked for a company once where I was able to send a message to a persons computer screen wherever they were logged in...and I don't remember how to do it. Is there a way to do that with XP? We don't have an IM programs at my current company but I thought it might be possible without it.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2007 3:09 AM PDT

Look up NET SEND on but you should learn in your research this was disabled by a later service pack due to exploits and spam. You can however re-enable it and allow it if you so choose.


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Use net send command line to transfer instant message
by StellaPat / September 3, 2009 6:33 PM PDT

Method 1
You can use the Net Send command which is a messaging service provided by Microsoft allows users to sends messages to other users, computers, or messaging names on the network. Messenger Service should be started on user's computer.

The syntax of the Net Send command
net send {name | * | /domain[:name] | /users} message

Method 2
Use third party LAN messenger.

Since the net send command line may not efficient and convenient for daily office communication. Using a specified LAN messenger to transfer message is more popular today.
Here is a comparison between the advantages and disadvantages of net send command line and LAN messenger.

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