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By spartacus ·
** By mistake, I had this previously posted in the discussion section **

Our organization is looking for some type of utility that allows us to notify users similar to NET SEND (i.e.: system interruption, unscheduled server reboot). However, we need the ability to select the target audience either by workstation name(s), IP Address(es), groups, or server(s) ? and to be able to monitor if the user acknowledged the message. Features like the user not being able to close the program are a must ? the focus is on guaranteeing the target workstation received the message and was acknowledged by the user. We have over 1800 NT Workstations / 2000 users and so far most products that we have found are either administratively intensive or are more ?Instant messaging? type applications ? loaded with features that we do not need at this time. Any suggestions on any products?

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by Bhrdwh In reply to Net Send Type Software/Ut ...

If you have a IP Network neding to either broadcast msgs to all (the domain) or individual users I suggest you use..
1. On win95 / 98.. Winpoup .. utility comes with win98/95 when you install Network NIC. Put a shortcut to this into your startup & has to running (minimized) to send/receive msgs.
2. On NT/2000 I use "Net Hail". Its a trialware but pretty useful. Shows you all the users & can select all (domian) or individuals.
Le me know if this helped.
Akashdeep_b@yahoo.com

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by spartacus In reply to Net Send Type Software/Ut ...

Thanks for the suggestion, however, Net Hail still does not meet the critical requirements : User not being able to shut down the program; confirmation message when, and who read the message on the computer.

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by RonnonF In reply to Net Send Type Software/Ut ...

You are thinking like an instant messaging product. As per an article from Infowaorld which stated that NBC is currently using an impressive IM product by Backweb. This product is more secure and contains a confirmation feature. Check out the article at: http://iwsun4.infoworld.com/articles/fe/xml/01/06/11/010611fectospot.xml

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