The DameWare NT Utilities Send Message window view provides an
easy way to send messages to other users, computers or messaging
names on the network by selecting the machine, workgroup or domain
to send a message to with the Browse button or by selecting the
Broadcast option. Batch Processing is also supported allowing for
ease of sending both single machine messages and broadcast messages
across workgroups and domains.
DameWare NT Utilities supports drag and drop of domains, machines and users when adding or removing recipients. The Send Message window view contains a small message result area near the bottom of the window. This message status will provide feedback on the results of the attempted message send. Successful and failure messages will be displayed in this window as they occur.
Note: The Messenger service must be running to send or receive messages. You can send a message only to a name that is active on the network. If the message is sent to a username, that user must be logged on and running the Messenger service to receive the message.
***The Send Message View is based on
Microsoft's "Net Send" command and is limited to its restrictions.
Microsoft has removed the Messenger Service and the Net Send
command in the Vista, 2008, and Windows7 Operating
Also, certain Operating Systems & Service Pack Levels have a limit on the number of characters that a broadcast message can contain. You will have at least 117 characters but it varies depending on what O/S and service pack is installed. To be safe, make sure your message is less than 117 characters or perform some testing to verify the limits within your environment.
This can be duplicated outside of the DameWare NT Utilities program by issuing a NET SEND command from a command prompt.