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Command prompt Messaging

Hi all

Is it possible to use command prompt between computers on the same network to send messages without being logged on to any messaging service.

Thanks
D

Sorry if this sounds a bit garbled!!!!
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Command prompt Messaging

If you've got the messaging service enabled on the target computer, you can do:

net send (computer) (message)


replacing (computer) with the name of the target computer and (message) with what you want to say, and you'll get a messagewindow pop up on the target computer.
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you also need server and client services started to allow the messenging service to work, also the windows firewall has to be off as it does not accept incomming connections (such as a net send message)
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Thanks for that.

1 other question, is it possible, other than deleting it, to block MSN Messenger from being used on a networked computer?

Thanks
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NB I have a router that can block websites, but not sure how to block messenger
Discostoo
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Registered: 28-08-2007

Command prompt Messaging

used to use net send in university. drove everyone mad.

I'm not sure about the MSN thing, but couldn't you block it using something in windows security settings, by blocking the port?
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you can block the ports msn uses, or if your runnin XP / 2k you can block the application on the user PC quite easily - there is a fucntion the the group policy to do this.
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Thanks everyone.

Sorted everything.

D Cheesy