Net Send Command Is Replace In Windows Vista

Net send is a command line that is used in Windows XP command prompt to send short text messages over the network. But in Windows Vista, net send command is not available. See the picture below:

As you can see, there is no word "SEND" is listed. Why is "net send" command is gone from Windows Vista? It is said that Messenger Service is obsolete so it is disabled but it may still be used by Windows XP SP2.

Net send has been replace by "MSG" command in Windows Vista. You can try and explore the "MSG" command your self but send message to other computer using the target IP address and computer hostname is not available anymore.

The easiest command to send message to the target computer is:

MSG "username" "message" (without the "").

Look the username above the "Documents". Ask your friends what are their username

Now you can send text message your friends over the network.

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Vladimir Malcev on February 3, 2009 at 3:12 PM said...

I prefer to use sent.exe utility:

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