Originally Posted by Dishdog
I have 2 Windows pro SP2 computers on a wired network and was wondering if I could send a IM(instant message) the other computer.
I want be able to send one and have it pop up on the other computers screen. I don't want to use MSN messenger(or other IM program) because some one on the other computer would have to be signed in to it all the time.
He said he wanted to send an IM to another computer without an IM program... the net send command is not an IM program. It uses the Messenger service (not to be confused with Windows or MSN Messenger which are two different things) built into XP. Network admins use the net send command to broadcast a message to all or a particular computer/user in the network.
I researched lantoucher and it uses the messenger service, too.
For my previous post - quotes are needed when the message has spaces in them (Ex. net send JSmith "Hi Mr. Smith")