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Home network messaging

September 13, 2010 at 11:37:36
Specs: Windows 7
Hello Guys

I can send messages over my home network using the Cmd window and msg command.
So for example I can automatically send a message to a User if a file has been added to one of his monitored directories by another user using Watchfolder and a bat file which calls msg.

But is there a way to delay sending the message if the user is not logged on, the main computer is always on but other users log on and off. I know this could be done with manually with IM but I want to send automatic messages based on the availability of certain files on the network.

Any help greatly appreciated.


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September 13, 2010 at 12:25:08
I suspect that if this is possible, it would require a fairly convoluted batchfile to achieve it. I only know of one person who hangs out on here that could help you (I can't, I suck at advanced batchfiling myself) and his name is Mechanix2go.

I don't believe he hangs out here in the "Networking" forum so he's not likely to see it. You should maybe try a PM (Private Message) directly to him asking your question. If anybody could help you with this, he's the one to do it.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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September 13, 2010 at 14:21:57
Thanks Curt

I have sent a pm and will see what happens


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September 13, 2010 at 16:43:54
OK guys

I've been playing around.

I can use NET VIEW to get a list of users and I can output this to a netview.txt file.

Then can I use FIND or FINDSTR to look for a specific string in netview.txt file
(ie \\ALEX-PC)

If the string is there then can I run a separate batch file to send a message using a LAN network message, or if not then check again after a period of time.

Any thoughts


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September 13, 2010 at 21:59:14
No help here. I don't have a network.

Helping others achieve escape felicity


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September 14, 2010 at 06:58:36
OK thanks anyway

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