Step 1: Opening Command Prompt
once in run, type in cmd or cmd.exe and then press enter
the command prompt shell should now be open
Step 2: Enabling the Messenger Service
a new window will open up, find the name "Messenger" (no quotes and in alphabetical order)
right click on messenger and select properties.
once in properties on the drop down menu select automatic and then click apply.
once apply is clicked, click on the Start button to start the service
Step 3: Using Net Send
the format for net sending is something like this:
net send (user/IP address) message
an example is:
C:\Users\z2daj>net send z2daj Hey
you can only use users if you are on the same computer, if you want to send messages to other computers, you have to get their IP address AND activate the messenger service on their computer as well
to get the IP address all you need to do is open up CMD and type in ipconfig (one word) and then press enter, the computer's IP will be under IP Address...
Step 4: Sending Messages
open up cmd
type in net send (IP) message
i recommend that you use the system's IP for two reasons
1) IP's are unique to computers
2) Using Users does not always work
i have my ip address whited out because i don't want anyone to know my ip
Step 5: Net Send Cont.
i made this batch file and converted it to a .exe file so that all my friends can use it
net sending only works on a network and as far as i know only on XP, i have not tried it on vista yet but i plan to
have fun sending messages to your friends/co-workers at school or work