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    Question NET SEND vs. MSG vs. DOMAIN MESSAGES

    Hi folks,

    I've spotted that NET SEND no longer works with a Win 2008 R2 domain (with Win 7 clients).

    Reading around the topic MSG is purportedly meant to replace it, but I've had no luck sending a message to a domain (the message only appears on the server).

    When I send (with /V switched on) I get the following:

    C:\Users\administrator.ADMIN>msg * /v Test. Please Ignore
    Sending message to session Console, display time 60
    Async message sent to session Console
    Sending message to session RDP-Tcp#0, display time 60
    Async message sent to session RDP-Tcp#0

    C:\Users\administrator.ADMIN>

    Anyone know how to send a message on a Win 2008 R2 domain to all Win 7 clients?

    TIA

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    Thanks. I did try this already, but it was linked elsewhere and didn't include the GPO edit.

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    The script doesn't seem to be all that usable sadly. It seems to take a long time to process.

    How annoying that MS removed it! *shakes fist*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gongalong View Post
    The script doesn't seem to be all that usable sadly. It seems to take a long time to process.

    How annoying that MS removed it! *shakes fist*
    They removed if for security reasons, it was comped back in 98 and finally disabled in SP2 of XP.

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    But why not replace it with something else? (that worked )

    I know, I know...

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    We use Email, or our In house Messenger installed on all machines - or if worst come to the worst go and see the people sat at the machines. Unfortunately I've not found a way to do this, Since our messenger system signs in at logon we just use that.

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    We have our own Jabber server (open-fire) and we have the spark chat client re-branded to match our organization. It's all synced with AD.

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