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How do I work Net Send on XP SP2?

By n3xtgen
May 29, 2008
  1. I am having trouble using Net Send in the CMD on Windows XP SP2. Every time I try to connect to an IP address and send a message I get this:

    An error occurred while sending a message to xxx.xxx.x.xxx
    The message alias could not be found on the network
    More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2273.


    The xxx is the IP address. Works fine when I send one to myself. Any help on getting this to work?

    thanks
     
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Source: http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=304240
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,696   +338

    net send hasn't worked on a default install in YEARS. I think SP1 ended that crap on XP.

    There have been about 3 questions about this in the last month on TS. After being silent (if ever talked about) for many years? Why are people so interested in this now?

    Example:
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?t=102218

    I thought there was at least 1 more, but TS search has let me down.
     
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