net Send vs MSG

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Thomas Grassi, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. I have a Windows 2003 R2 Standard DC server SP2
    Windows XP Pro pc
    Windows 7 Pro
    Windows Vista Business

    when I do a net send * test all it shows on all my windows 2003 servers and
    my windows xp pro pc's
    the vista and win 7 do not get it
    after some work i found that windows vista and win 7 do not have the
    messenger service and you need to use msg.exe to send it to them but when I
    do from my windows 2003 server this command msg * /server:VISTA test message
    i get these errors

    error opening terminal server vista
    error (1722) the rpc server is unavalable

    what do i need to set on the vista and win 7 pc to allow them to receive
    msg's

    I use Kaspersky Internet Suite on both they both have a firewall so i am not
    using wndows firewall
    I stopped the firewall on both and I still get the same messages

    Any Ideas or suggestions

    Thanks

    Tom
     
    Thomas Grassi, Feb 10, 2010
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  2. You may try to enable File and Printer Sharing. This search result may help.

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    Bob Lin \(MS-MVP\), Feb 10, 2010
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  3. Bob

    I do not have a printer connected to my laptop running vista

    But

    Network Discovery is ON
    File Shareing is ON

    not sure where to go from here

    Thanks

    Tom
     
    Thomas Grassi, Feb 10, 2010
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  4. Thomas Grassi

    Dave Warren Guest

    In message <> "Thomas Grassi"
    The old "net send" functionality no longer exists on Vista/W7.
     
    Dave Warren, Feb 12, 2010
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  5. Dave

    Yes I know that net send is not available on Vista and Win 7

    I am not trying to use net send I was just given an example of what i did
    do.

    I am now using the msg.exe and it still does not work


    Thats what I need help with

    Thanks

    Tom
     
    Thomas Grassi, Feb 12, 2010
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  6. Thomas Grassi

    Dulans

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    I don't know if you have solved your problem. But there is an alternative of NetSend and the msg command : sending pop-ups with third party programs like dMessage or Winpopup, these softwares are quite efficient. I personnaly use dMessage and it worth it if your net is not too small. Hope it will help you if you are still in a dend end with that issue..!
     
    Dulans, Jan 11, 2013
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