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Windows 7: Commands in Windows 7

25 Feb 2010   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Yes, a list of some of the more useful programs to be run from the command line is not a bad idea.

I've found:
GetMac /v /fo list
to be useful

when trying to make sure what a person has installed for adapters without going thru the long output of ipconfig /all


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26 Feb 2010   #11
FallDownT

Windows 7
 
 

Is MSG a command? I remember I was able to use it on XP to message other accounts on the same network. However, it does not seem to be working on Windows 7. Does anyone know if there is a similar command I may use in place of MSG? Thanks.
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26 Feb 2010   #12
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FallDownT View Post
Is MSG a command? I remember I was able to use it on XP to message other accounts on the same network. However, it does not seem to be working on Windows 7. Does anyone know if there is a similar command I may use in place of MSG? Thanks.
In XP we have net send command in Vista and Windows 7 its replaced by MSG.exe

Code:
Send a message to a user.

MSG {username | sessionname | sessionid | @filename | *}
    [/SERVER:servername] [/TIME:seconds] [/V] [/W] [message]

  username            Identifies the specified username.
  sessionname         The name of the session.
  sessionid           The ID of the session.
  @filename           Identifies a file containing a list of usernames,
                      sessionnames, and sessionids to send the message to.
  *                   Send message to all sessions on specified server.
  /SERVER:servername  server to contact (default is current).
  /TIME:seconds       Time delay to wait for receiver to acknowledge msg.
  /V                  Display information about actions being performed.
  /W                  Wait for response from user, useful with /V.
  message             Message to send.  If none specified, prompts for it
                      or reads from stdin.
Hope this helps,
Captain
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27 Feb 2010   #13
FallDownT

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FallDownT View Post
Is MSG a command? I remember I was able to use it on XP to message other accounts on the same network. However, it does not seem to be working on Windows 7. Does anyone know if there is a similar command I may use in place of MSG? Thanks.
In XP we have net send command in Vista and Windows 7 its replaced by MSG.exe

Code:
Send a message to a user.
 
MSG {username | sessionname | sessionid | @filename | *}
    [/SERVER:servername] [/TIME:seconds] [/V] [/W] [message]
 
  username            Identifies the specified username.
  sessionname         The name of the session.
  sessionid           The ID of the session.
  @filename           Identifies a file containing a list of usernames,
                      sessionnames, and sessionids to send the message to.
  *                   Send message to all sessions on specified server.
  /SERVER:servername  server to contact (default is current).
  /TIME:seconds       Time delay to wait for receiver to acknowledge msg.
  /V                  Display information about actions being performed.
  /W                  Wait for response from user, useful with /V.
  message             Message to send.  If none specified, prompts for it
                      or reads from stdin.
Hope this helps,
Captain
Alright, I tried typing MSG.exe in Comand Prompt while not running as an Administrator. However, all it said was the "MSG.exe is not recognised as an internal or external command..." message. Do you know what I may be doing wrong? Thanks again.

~FallDownT
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27 Feb 2010   #14
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello FallDownT,

Which edition of Windows 7 does you have because as far as my knowledge it won't work on Home editions it will work only on Business, Enterprise or Ultimate edition but folks Microsoft says that it won't work in Windows 7 i never tried my self but the command prompt recognizes that command.
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...7-66baf443067b

Hope this helps,
Captain
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28 Feb 2010   #15
FallDownT

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you Captain JS, that answers my question entirely. Thanks again.

~FallDownT
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