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By hop228a ·
I need some help in using the net send command on a xp pro home network. I've tried sending one on computerA to computerB. ComputerA says its sent successfuly, but nothing arrived at computerB.

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by raphdg In reply to Net send Command

Hey there-

Are your machines on the same workgroup?

Try a net send * <message> and see if it comes through on computerB after that.

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by hop228a In reply to

Yes, both machine are on the same workgroup(MSHOME). I assume they are as they both can access each others shared folders.

I typed:

net send /domian:mshome computerB testing

Checked both messager service is enabled, and they are.

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by hop228a In reply to Net send Command

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by ReWrite In reply to Net send Command

If it's on your home network you don't need the /domain tag. Do a "net view" to get the names of the computers on your network and then use this syntax:

net sent computer1 "this is a test"

This would send a message to the computer named computer1 and assumes that both pc's have the messenger service enabled and started.

Cheers.

RW

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by hop228a In reply to

Typed NET VIEW and got the following

Server Name Remark
\\ComputerA Main
\\ComputerB Second
The command completed successfully.

When I type:

net send computerB testing

I get the following error:

An error occurred while sending a message to computerB.
The message alias could not be found on the network.
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2273.

When I type in NET HELPMSG 2273, I get:

An error occurred while sending a message to NET.
The message alias could not be found on the network.
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2273

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by hop228a In reply to Net send Command

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by ReWrite In reply to Net send Command

The messenger service is not running. It has either been disabled or is set to manual. This is not the same as windows messenger. To start the messenger service click on Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services. Locate the messenger service. If it is disabled then set it to either manual or automatic. In automatic mode it will start when windows starts but beware that this service can be used to send messages from the net to your pc and is a security risk. If set to manual you can then start the service when you want it to run. If set to manual, click on the Start button to start the service. The messenger service will need to be enabled and started on each pc as stated previously.

Cheers.

RW

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by hop228a In reply to

As mentioned in my answer 1, both messenger service is enabled.

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by statykserver In reply to Net send Command

in addition (once you are sure the service "messenger" is running on both computers) use the net send command with the ip address to test if it is working properly
usage
net send 192.168.0.xxx Message text here

To get the ip address from a command prompt type in ipconfig

Good luck

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by hop228a In reply to

Tried that and I get the following message:

An error occurred while sending a message to computerB.

The message alias could not be found on the network.

More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2273.


Okay, so when I type NET HELPMSG 2273, I get:

The message alias could not be found on the network.

EXPLANATION
This message alias could not be located.

ACTION
Check the spelling of the message alias. If it is correct, then the computer that is to receive your message may be busy. Try sending the message again later.

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