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Is there any replacement for Net Send, I believe it was called, we can implement for our 60+ computers at work? We would like the ability to : 1) send messages to all logged on users and 2) send messages to a single user

Our environment: Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Windows 7 Pro Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Pro

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Windows 8, Windows Server 2008,, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista (and I presume Windows 7, though not listed) have msg command, similar to net send.

See also http://www.cezeo.com/tips-and-tricks/msg-command/.

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  • Thanks. I tried that command. I receive the error message: C:\windows\system32>msg xxxx.xxxx test xxxx.xxxx does not exist or is disconnected
    – EllingsonR
    Mar 4, 2015 at 21:51
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    Sorry about that... msg.exe is not available in some Windows versions. Nice of MS to remove NET SEND and not provide MSG! Mar 5, 2015 at 0:25
  • There is a free third-party tool, <a href="cezeo.com/products/netsend/">cezeo *NetSend*</a>, though I've not used it. Mar 5, 2015 at 0:42
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Get PsTools from (technet). Then you can:

psexec @PClist.txt cmd.exe "/C msg.exe * Message goes here"

Details on above command at: https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/431275-sending-messages-to-all-domain-users

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