I would like to send message to targeted receivers.

I need to warn my users with LAN messages in case of breakdown of applications, and not mails because nobody read them!

  • More details please, especially about your infrastrucutre and used Operating Systems. – Bobby Jan 5 '11 at 16:20
  • Guessing Windows, because it's tagged as "netsend". – user3463 Jan 5 '11 at 16:53
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    @user61381 You need to tell us which version of windows you and your users are using. – AndrejaKo Jan 5 '11 at 16:57
  • Related question: Net send & Messenger service in Windows 7 – AndrejaKo Jan 5 '11 at 17:31

The below command will do what you want on a windows network, provided you have permissions and the admins have not blocked such messages.


{name | * | /DOMAIN[:name] | /USERS} message

Further information can be found here.

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    Unfortunately, this doesn't work if the OS is newer than XP SP2. On XP, since SP2, that service is disabled by default and on later operating systems, it has been removed because it was used for spamming! – AndrejaKo Jan 5 '11 at 17:29

You can't find net send under Windows 7 because it disappeared. but you can use software as desk alerts with dmessage to send lan message.


Was looking around and found this program: Winsentmessenger

It takes a bit of work to get setup, but it should work on all versions of windows. That being said, I would still recommend that you use OS provided services like "net send" or "msg" depending on your OS.

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