Introduction: Messenger on a Computer

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This instructable will teach you about how to start messenger and use it on a network

Step 1: Getting Started

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To start you need to check if your computer has messenger is disabled if it is on goto step 2
for those who don't know how to check if messenger is disabled then stay here to check goto start then right click on my computer then goto manage after you get the screen below on goto services and applications then goto services and scroll down to messenger and look and see if its already started if not double click it goto start up type there should be a scroll down button press it then goto automatic then press apply you should now have the messenger service

Step 2: How to Send the Messages

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To send the message you have to get cmd running if you already know this just read ahead ok for those who don't know how to do this goto start to run type in cmd or command. once you have cmd open type in "net send /domain "message here" or if your not on a network you would have to use and ip address in place of domain do this without th quotation marks and if you did it right you should be able to send and receive messages. Thats all see ya

Comments

logan --harp (author)2013-04-16

thanks

BjornR (author)2010-05-08

I remember the fun times i had with this tool many years ago. Unfortunately for those who want to try this tool, Microsoft disabled it in Windows service pack 2 and completely removed it in Windows Vista and Windows 7.

This "fun" tool wasn't just useless, resource-wasting but also very insecure since everyone on the network could send anything to eachother. There's a thin line between use and abuse.

For those using Windows XP, press the shortcut windows+R, type "services.msc" in the 'run' dialog and enable "Messenger service". If two or more computers have it enabled one will be able to... send messages to eachother.
To do this one must start the command prompt by typing "cmd" in that same run dialog and entering net send hostname message.

That's all.
Remember: Useless and insecure!

jakee117 (author)2008-12-12

how do I get it if I have an access denied message?<br/><br/>(I guess I have to change it on the administrator account =C)<br/>

Ace_of_Jokers99 (author)jakee1172008-12-15

yes you would have to be a admin

DYLEGO (author)Ace_of_Jokers992009-02-08

Ummm... What did you say in the Instructable??? I could hardly understand anything you wrote. If you're not going to capitalize and spell things right, at least put in periods so we know where the sentence ends. DYLEGO

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