So I've got a batch file that downloads the most up to date program file from an ftp site and I even went to the effort of finding the location of the installation via DOS (I know, I'm hella old school). Part of the reasoning is that VB is often blocked so I decided if I could write it in batch programming. I've got it all done but it would be nice if the I could inform the user of that with a dialog box - much like msgbox for vb I guess. I could try and run that but who knows if the security measures will prevent it. I was also thinking of net send but I don't know the computer name or the user. Any ideas?