Need to broadcast network messages to certain users or groups

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gkimble

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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 !!
 

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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.
 

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

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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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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.
 

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Thanks RocKn. I learn something new everyday. By the way, is that .gif a self portrait ?
 
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Yes it is...the chicks love the ears by the way so don't knock it!!
 

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Originally posted by gkimble:
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 ?
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...
 
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What he means is it would take him forever to write the batch file. Too labor intensive I guess.
 

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