The Net Send command was a popular feature in older versions of Windows operating systems, such as Windows XP and Windows 2000. It allowed users to send messages to other users on the same network using the command prompt. However, this feature was discontinued in later versions of Windows. In this blog post, we will describe an alternative way to achieve the same functionality in Windows 11 by using the msg command.
Using the MSG command
The msg command lets you send a message to a specific user or all users on a network. To use the msg command, follow these simple steps:
- Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog.
- Type cmd and press Enter to open the command prompt.
- Execute the msg command using the appropriate syntax. The basic syntax for the msg command is as follows:
msg <username> /server:<computername> <message>
Replace <username> with the username of the recipient, <computername> with the name of the computer the recipient is using, and <message> with the message you want to send.
For example, if you want to send a message “Hello!” to a user named “John” on a computer named “PC-01”, the command would look like this:
msg John /server:PC-01 Hello!
Sending a message to all users
To send a message to all users on a network, use the * symbol in place of the username. The command would look like this:
msg * /server:<computername> <message>
Keep in mind that you may need administrative privileges to send a message to all users on a network.
While the Net Send command isn’t available in Windows 11, you can still easily send messages to other users on the same network using the msg command. Just follow the steps outlined above and you’ll be able to communicate with other users on your network in no time.