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

    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


    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


    Network Discovery is ON
    File Shareing is ON

    not sure where to go from here


    Thomas Grassi, Feb 10, 2010
  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
  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

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

    Thats what I need help with


    Thomas Grassi, Feb 12, 2010
  6. Thomas Grassi


    Jan 11, 2013
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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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