I'm having a bit of a problem with sending messages via the command prompt to other computers within my network. When i try to do this i get an error message saying it cannot find any sessions.
I'm not very good with the cmd in general but if you guys know how to do this then can you explain how to?
It would really help if you guys could do this and explain each step i need to take since this is the first time im trying to do this =).
It would be much appretiated.
Have a good one!
(My op is windows 7)
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I've tried this but it doesn't work.
I can't seem to find the messenger service within the service window but i have win 7 proffessional so it shoould be there. But that doesn't seem to matter though as i can use the "msg * "hello" command and get a message sent to myself... but not anyone else.
I don't know if the problem might be that i'm currently plugged in into my router via an ethernet cable whilst the others are connected through a wireless connection. This has caused my computer not to recognize the network in which my friend is connected called "brunkan" Whilst my connection is called "network 4". I've made sure to connect to the same homegroup as my friend but my computer still won't recognize it as "brunkan".
Think i just realized this problem is more of a server problem then a syntax/cmd problem. Is there anyway to check wich server youre on?
Are there any alternatives to what i'm trying to accomplish?? The idea is that we would be able to send messages to each other without having to start up a lot of servers and programs and such to make the connection. We tried with ventrilo but noone remembers to start up a server for us to join. So i guess i want a program that one could start up with windows and then just send a message through so that the receiver gets it whether he wants it or not ^^ (given that the programm is running). I guess i also want it to be exclusive to our little LAN network we got here.
Professional is a business edition, so it should work. To send messages to a remote computer you need the command line:
msg /server:computername user "Hi - how's it going"
Substitute the appropriate computer and user names (you can use * to cover all users on a particular computer).
If you don't specify the "/server:" paramater it defaults to the current computer (which explains why you can send messages to yourself - you're the only one logged on to your computer - but not others - they're not logged on to your computer).
hmmm, when i try the cmd line msg /server:theothercomputersname * "hi" it says error 5 occured while retrieving sessionname. But when i use msg /server:mycomputersname * "hi" it can send a message to myself without any problem. =(
Whats error five? And how does one retrieve the sessionname, And whats a sessionname ^^ (feeling like a complete noob)
Freeware land chat client that looks a lot like an older version of Microsoft Messenger, best of all, doesn't need a server, just stick it in your startup folder or login script and has a silent admin install option.