sending broadcast messages from DC

December 6, 2005 at 09:10:40
Specs: W2K3, 1GB

How do I send a broadcast message to all of my users from my domain controller?


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#1
December 6, 2005 at 10:46:45

Using net send, which utilizes the Messenger service. However, for security reasons, this should be disabled.

Why not send emails?

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#2
December 6, 2005 at 10:53:46

If you want to use net send, the messenger service has to be enabled on all computers that you want to recieve the message, the syntax is as follows:
net send computer "message"

so to broadcast:

net send * "message"
(just type in Run or command prompt)

Good Luck

Rob


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#3
December 8, 2005 at 09:44:36

Is that gone require to type all the Computers name? If it is that's gone a be a pain.
Another way is: Right click on "My Computer"
"Manage" make sute Computer managment is selected. Right click on "Computer managment" go on "All Tasks, send console msg" go on ADD and advanced and add every Computer that you want to send a msg.

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#4
December 8, 2005 at 10:11:25

Shall we just recap on that one?

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so to broadcast:

net send * "message"
(just type in Run or command prompt)


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#5
December 8, 2005 at 11:19:42

Ohh ok i got it.
But i am not sure if you have to enable on all the pc or just on the server?

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#6
December 8, 2005 at 14:14:16

All clients need to have the messenger service running.

And again, this is a security problem...

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#7
December 8, 2005 at 14:17:47

http://grc.com/stm/shootthemessenger.htm

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#8
December 9, 2005 at 08:22:42

Ok got it :)

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#9
December 10, 2005 at 08:16:01

Well, as long as your network is secured from the outside, the only major disadvantage would be that anyone with access to the Run dialogue or the command prompt (and a bit of know-how) could send messages accross the network. This can be stopped through group policy however, by disabling access to Run and command prompt.

Rob


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#10
December 10, 2005 at 21:22:02

It's more problematic than just that.

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