Easy command line messaging

Send a quick message to a user (or all users) on your domain.

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A quick and convenient way to send a quick message to a user (or all users) on your domain is to use the "net send" command.

Here's an example:
Open the command prompt (start, run, "CMD") and enter the following:
net send someuser "THIS IS MY MESSAGE" (Where "someuser" is a user on your domain).

Note that the messaging service must be running in order for this to work.

This was first published in April 2005

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