Net view/net user

By Neil010
Sep 9, 2011
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  1. Hello everybody, I have a home network with about 3 computer connected. I am using a laptop and when ever I use the net view command in cmd, I can only view my laptop. Why can't I see the other 2 computer?

    All the computer have Win. 7 Home Premium Installed. Is there a way to send messages to those computers within the network, without the use of 3rd party applications... Perhaps by cmd?

    I know you can, but I am unsure how.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff>net view $SYSTEM_NAME
    Shared resources at $SYSTEM_NAME
    Share name  Type  Used as  Comment
    Italy-1     Disk
    Italy-2     Disk
    RealEstate  Disk
    SharedDocs  Disk
    The command completed successfully.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff>net view emac
    Shared resources at emac
    Mac OS X
    Share name    Type   Used as  Comment
    homes         Disk            User Home Directories
    i860          Print           Canon i860
    jeff          Disk            User Home Directories
    MP470 series  Print           Canon MP470 series
    The command completed successfully.
    It should be clear that NET VIEW SYSTEM is dependent upon getting Print/File Sharing working correctly.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff>[B]net user jeff[/B]
    User name                    Jeff
    Full Name                    Jeff
    Comment                      primary user(LUA)
    User's comment
    Country code                 000 (System Default)
    Account active               Yes
    Account expires              Never
    blah blah ...
    Workstations allowed         All
    Logon script
    User profile
    Home directory
    Last logon                   9/2/2011 10:55 AM
    Logon hours allowed          All
    Local Group Memberships      *Users
    Global Group memberships     *None
    The command completed successfully.
    Would appear to be Policy settings for the user

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