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I'm sharing my Internet connection with someone who's only occasionally online. When his PC is running, it's visible in the network environment.

How can I have my computer popup an alert if that user logs on to the network environment? I'd like to know when I can free some bandwidth.

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In what way is the PC visible in the network environment?

Here's a very simple batch script which you could schedule to run repeatedly:

@ECHO OFF
NET VIEW | FIND "PCNAME" > NUL
IF NOT ERRORLEVEL 1 NET SEND %USERNAME% "Foo is here" > NUL
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Is there a workaround for windows 7/8? –  pattyd Aug 14 '13 at 17:33

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