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Hi I would like to know if there is a way for me to chat with other computers in my local network without using AIM, or Yahoo messenger, but using a chat program built in the windows 7 OS.
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There are tutorials using CMD. I don't have time now but if this is still not answered by tomorrow I will help.
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Originally Posted by gdawg33;12723306 
There are tutorials using CMD. I don't have time now but if this is still not answered by tomorrow I will help.

Do i chat through command prompt or do i just enable a program through cmd?
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I'll try to google windows 7 cmd chat and i'll see if I can get it to work.
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http://www.winsentmessenger.com/

This is a program all to itself that sits in the taskbar. This is what I used to use. You have to type in the computer name, but it works pretty well in small networks like home or small office. It would probably work just as well in a large corporate environment, but remembering all those computer names could get crazy.

EDIT They took NETSEND out in Windows 7 (at least I haven't gotten it to work that's why I started using winsent). If you find a way to chat with Windows 7 using the cmd line command NETSEND (like you can on XP machines) then I'd like to see a link if it's not too much trouble. thumb.gif
Edited by Razinhail - 3/13/11 at 10:33pm
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Originally Posted by Razinhail;12723428 
http://www.winsentmessenger.com/

This is a program all to itself that sits in the taskbar. This is what I used to use. You have to type in the computer name, but it works pretty well in small networks like home or small office. It would probably work just as well in a large corporate environment, but remembering all those computer names could get crazy.

Ah thanks I'll give it a try.
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post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Razinhail;12723428 
http://www.winsentmessenger.com/

This is a program all to itself that sits in the taskbar. This is what I used to use. You have to type in the computer name, but it works pretty well in small networks like home or small office. It would probably work just as well in a large corporate environment, but remembering all those computer names could get crazy.

EDIT They took NETSEND out in Windows 7 (at least I haven't gotten it to work that's why I started using winsent). If you find a way to chat with Windows 7 using the cmd line command NETSEND (like you can on XP machines) then I'd like to see a link if it's not too much trouble. thumb.gif

Sure no problem, I am testing this right now. They said net send was changed to msg in vista and 7, but I'll test it out.

Edit: there is also this using Task manager, but cant see other users under Win Task Manager/Users.

Edit: They also said that there is no net send in win7, but they replaced it with MSG
I was able to message myself by inputing this in command prompt C:\>msg username Boooyah! your computer will explode in 60 seconds!

it basically searches the username that is logged on a computer connected in local network.

I'll come back tomorrow and test it with the other win7 computer in my local network, but for now i must sleep.
Edited by YanYan001 - 3/13/11 at 11:51pm
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post #8 of 18
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Still no go using the command prompt and I haven't installed the winsent program. I would prefer it if I can do it without installing a third party software.

btw I didn't set up a homegroup, I just setup the network so everyone is able to share files if that will help. Still waiting for other suggestions/solutions.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GianCCD;12728257 
Still no go using the command prompt and I haven't installed the winsent program. I would prefer it if I can do it without installing a third party software.

btw I didn't set up a homegroup, I just setup the network so everyone is able to share files if that will help. Still waiting for other suggestions/solutions.

I'd check and make sure they're all on the same homegroup. I'm pretty sure that they all would be already, but that might help with msg. Thanks for the link, I'll check it out tomarrow when my eyelids aren't so heavy.
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post #10 of 18
Use the command: NET SEND

It open a pop-up box on target computer. It's funny if you send a message like "CRITICAL ERROR: Restart your computer now!"
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