How to send a broadcast message with windows 2000 server

Varying results that depend on the command options or interface you use to send messages can occur when using the messenger service in Windows. A local broadcast or a directed datagram, and to which NetBIOS name the message is to be sent depends on the method you use.

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The information in the article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

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Another simple test can be the following steps:

  1. Right click on My Computer
  2. Right click Shared Files
  3. Send Console Message

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