message capability between peer-to-peer

daveshrader

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Has anyone figured out how to do simple text messaging between users on a peer-to-peer home network with VISTA and XP users on the same workgroup? VISTA is the main desktop in the group and that is where most messages would come from to the rest of the group or to specific user.

Your advice and suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

dmex

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Vista Guru
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Has anyone figured out how to do simple text messaging between users on a peer-to-peer home network with VISTA and XP users on the same workgroup? VISTA is the main desktop in the group and that is where most messages would come from to the rest of the group or to specific user.

Your advice and suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks


Hi Dave,

The old "net send" syntax is no longer supported however there is the new "msg" command ;)

There is more information about this command here:Msg: Management Services and here:» Vista: Net Send is Gone; Use msg console Instead.

C:\Windows\system32>msg
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.

Hope it helps :geek:
Steven
 
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