Sending messages to users

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Vinnypie, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Vinnypie

    Vinnypie Guest

    I need to send a message to a user on the active directory using Windows 2003
    Server. I don't want to send the message to everyone, just to individuals.
    For example, if I need to have someone update their virus protection or
    something, I don't want to have to send an e-mail and sometimes the person is
    in our other office.

    How can this be done or can it?
    Vinnypie, Nov 7, 2008
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  2. AD is not a messaging system. Maybe set up a server with IM?

    Danny Sanders, Nov 7, 2008
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  3. Agreed. Jabber is open source & works well, from what I hear - you can use
    Pidgin as the client.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Nov 7, 2008
  4. Vinnypie

    Marcin Guest

    Assuming that the Messenger service is enabled on computers in your domain,
    you can use for this purpose NET SEND command...

    Marcin, Nov 7, 2008
  5. Hello Vinnypie,
    E-Mail is probably already implemented in your system, sounds much easier
    than rolling out another layer that has to be maintained, etc... since you
    can't do the messaging like you want.

    Paul Bergson
    MVP - Directory Services
    MCTS, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security+, BS CSci
    2008, 2003, 2000 (Early Achiever), NT4

    Please no e-mails, any questions should be posted in the NewsGroup This posting
    is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Paul Bergson [MVP-DS], Nov 7, 2008
  6. Vinnypie

    Rajesh J S Guest


    I think better you can use log on message through group policy, it will
    apply for all the users who are login to domain. Irrespective of location.
    for more information on this please fallow the below link.....

    I think it will help for you...

    Rajesh J S
    Wants to become MVP
    Rajesh J S, Nov 10, 2008
  7. This won't help. The logon banner is a popup window that is generally meant
    for a warning about authorized usage, etc. It does not send a message to a
    logged-in user, which is what the OP wants to do.
    ....might want to read the posts a bit more carefully ;-)
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Nov 10, 2008
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