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    One way messaging

    Does anyone know of a piece of freeware that i could use to broadcast a message to all network users.

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    Re: One way messaging

    Provided your clients have the Messenger service running and not firewalled, you can use windows' built-in net send command:

    Code:
    net send /domain:mydomain Logoff now or forever lose your work.
    Would send the message to all users loggged in to the domain 'mydomain'.

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    Re: One way messaging

    Can the recipients then reply?

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    Re: One way messaging

    No, unless they use net send - which you most certainly don't want in a school

    Is this for staff or pupil use?

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    Re: One way messaging

    for staff, whern they recieve a message messenger will pop up wont they have the facility to reply to the message? What program do we use to recieve the messages?

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    Re: One way messaging

    The messenger service just provides the user a pop up containing your message and the option to close it by clicking ok.

    Don't confuse the inbuilt messenger service with msn messenger.

    It's completely different.

    Ben

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    Re: One way messaging

    All sorted thanks for all your help.

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    I have sent a message using Net Send but it has not appeared on any clients.

    How can I check that it enabled on the LAN?

    Thanks,

    techman

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    It won't be enabled - Microsoft disabled it by default from XP SP2 (I think), and removed it entirely in Windows Vista and 7 as far as I know.

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    Thanks.

    I am looking for a way to send a message in a pop-up to all clients on the LAN. One-way messaging only.

    Majority of clients are Windows XP.

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    Net Send via the messenger service is probably the easiest in Windows XP.

    If it's disabled, you can enable it via Group Policy: Computer configuration\windows settings\security settings\system services\Messenger and set it to enable.

    Once it's on, use the command detailed in a post above to cause a pop-up on client machines.

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