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Windows 7: Workgroups - sending a message

09 Apr 2011   #1
sanfranman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Workgroups - sending a message

I have a simple wireless home workgroup set up linking two laptops , this one with Windows 7 and the other Vista.

Everything works fine , but does anyone know how to send a popup message from my laptop to the other laptop.

Simple solution would be to walk upstairs and actually "speak" or I could just yell out but I would like to be more sophisticated


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09 Apr 2011   #2
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Lucky for you... Windows vista and 7 did not come with Windows net messaging services like it was implemented into Windows XP. You may want to look into Third Party software...
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10 Apr 2011   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Open a Command Prompt and enter msg /?

See if that will work for you.


Rats, I couldn't get it to work. Keep getting a Error 1722 getting session names when I try:

msg /serverthercompname userid "Test msg"

Hmmm, then again: How do I use msg.exe to send messages to a XP PC? - Neowin Forums
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11 Apr 2011   #4
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Open a Command Prompt and enter msg /?

See if that will work for you.


Rats, I couldn't get it to work. Keep getting a Error 1722 getting session names when I try:

msg /serverthercompname userid "Test msg"

Hmmm, then again: How do I use msg.exe to send messages to a XP PC? - Neowin Forums
The OP said he wants to message between Windows 7 and Vista not XP so would that link work for him ?
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12 Apr 2011   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I don't know as I don't have a Vista machine to try it with. Give it a try and see if it works. Post results here please.
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12 Apr 2011   #6
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Try these;

RealPopup - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Download Lanic - Freeware Software - Tucows

I have a list of such programs on another machine. When I find it I will post it.

Regards....Mike Connor
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12 Apr 2011   #8
sanfranman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks very much again Mike. I'll get onto looking into your links later today when I get a minute.

@Ztruker - unfortunately what you suggested did not work for me , but thanks for your time.
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13 Nov 2011   #9
Amiran

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

hi,

I am trying to send LAN message from Win 7 to Win 7 just as you have described, but the same error appears each time: "Error 1722 getting session names"

What can be wrong?
How can I fix it?
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05 Sep 2012   #10
RicardoBohner

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

It looks like the msg command only works on domain networks not on workgroups ou domestic groups for some reason. Though some people claim it works on their home network, but no script to follow that works for sure until now...

What I found was to change this value in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server
AllowRemoteRPC = 1

This didn't work for me but maybe there are more fortunate ones in this forum...
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