Net Send Alternative in Windows Vista

by Eric Geier [Published on 7 Jan. 2010 / Last Updated on 19 May 2009]

Discovering MSG, the new Net Send for Vista.

You may have used the Net Send utility to send text messages to other network users from the command-line in Windows XP and previous versions. However, if you tried this in Windows Vista, you’d see it doesn’t work.

Net Send has been replaced by MSG in Windows Vista, available in the Business and Ultimate editions.

Here’s an example of sending a message:
msg /server:servername username "Text to send."

For help type:
msg /?

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The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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