Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    With Windows XP Pro, I used to use a small portable program called Net Send to send messages to other machines on the network. This is a very versatile program that allows a message to be sent to an individual, to the entire workgroup, entire domain etc.

    Unfortunately it does not work with Windows 7 Professional. So I am looking for a suitable replacement.

    Requirements are 1. Free, 2. Portable (no install) and 3. Versatile.

    Appreciate any suggestions.

  2. #2
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    Hi LA-Jay,

    My first assumption is you are looking for a GUI based front-end, is this correct?

    I have not got any immediate suggestions but a little background information. Microsoft Vista and upwards have replaced the "net send" command set with a new command "msg.exe"

    Send a message to a user.

    MSG {username | sessionname | sessionid | @filename | *}
        [/SERVER:servername] [/TIME:seconds] [/V] [/W] [message]
      username            Identifies the specified username.
      sessionname         The name of the session.
      sessionid           The ID of the session.
      @filename           Identifies a file containing a list of usernames,
                          sessionnames, and sessionids to send the message to.
      *                   Send message to all sessions on specified server.
      /SERVER:servername  server to contact (default is current).
      /TIME:seconds       Time delay to wait for receiver to acknowledge msg.
      /V                  Display information about actions being performed.
      /W                  Wait for response from user, useful with /V.
      message             Message to send.  If none specified, prompts for it
                          or reads from stdin.
    Things to note are:

    - MSG does not require the Messenger service to be running.

    - Apparently only Vista Business and upwards have the MSG command by default. The assumption could be made that Windows 7 has followed this same line.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts