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Need to broadcast network messages to certain users or groups

Discussion in 'Networking' started by gkimble, Jan 6, 2003.

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  1. gkimble

    gkimble Account Disabled Thread Starter

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    I have done this with the NET SEND command before, but I need to send a message to a certain group or maybe 20 people at a time and the command line would take forever. Is there a free or cheap program out there that will do this for me ? Thanks !!
     
  2. JohnWill

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    How about a batch job?

    <mymsg.bat>
    net send user1 %1
    net send user2 %1
    net send user3 %1
    net send user4 %1

    You just type mymsg [message to send] and it sends them all.
     
  3. gkimble

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    Yes, but that would take forever. I found NTSend to be a free and good program. However, sending messages to the people running Win98 seems to be elusive. By the way, where do you go to stop and start services in 98 ?
     
  4. Rockn

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    You can't broadcast to Win98 since it has no messaging service. There are no services per se in Win98.
     
  5. gkimble

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    OK, so we'll have to upgrade those people. Now, what about the services ? There are services running, but your telling me there is no way to stop or start them in 98 ? Or even where to find them ?
     
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    How do I enable winpopup on a 98 machine ?
     
  7. gkimble

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    nevermind. i figured it out.
     
  8. Rockn

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    There are NO services running in Win98. The definition of services does not apply, there are applications running in the background and you can only stop them from alt-ctrl-del unless you have an application that will do this.
     
  9. gkimble

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    Thanks RocKn. I learn something new everyday. By the way, is that .gif a self portrait ?
     
  10. Rockn

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    Yes it is...the chicks love the ears by the way so don't knock it!!
     
  11. JohnWill

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    How does the batch job take forever? When I run one with 20 entries in it like that, it runs in a flash! I guess I don't understand what the problem is...
     
  12. Rockn

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    What he means is it would take him forever to write the batch file. Too labor intensive I guess.
     
  13. gkimble

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    OK, well I have found a free program called "NTSend" that works wonders. www.webattack.com has it.
     
  14. l15ard

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    How about using a kix script via a login script.?
     
  15. gkimble

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    No thanx, my friend. Do you live near Leichester ?
     
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