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
    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?

  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,340   +36

  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    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?


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