I'm an old-timer experienced Windows user from way back. My main computer is a Windows 7 Pro box. We bought a new PC for a new office; it of course has Windows 10 (Home) on it. I was doing some work on the new PC and wanted to send the result of what I was doing -- the IPv6 address of a printer -- back to the Win 7 PC. I wanted to use
NET SEND but that isn't available on Win 10 (or Win 7 as it turns out).
Research found that the
MSG command is supposed to (sort of) do what
NET SEND did in the old days. A web site sample showed a command prompt window with the current directory being C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 and showed the result of
MSG /? giving the syntax of the command -- just what I wanted.
MSG /? on the Win 10 box said that MSG was not recognized as a command. (It works on Win 7, with MSG.EXE being in SYSTEM32.) A bit of digging found
MSG.EXE in a directory under WinSxS --
but it doesn't run right even with that set as the current directory. Something needs to install it, it seems -- tho there was nothing about doing anything like that in the online sample that I had found.
I checked "Programs" (what used to be "Programs and Features") and did not see it as something I could install.
What's going on? How do I make this usable? What other commads need to have the same kind of magic done so that they work from a normal command prompt?
Thanks for any assistance.