Business instant messaging question.

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  1. Maud'dib

    Maud'dib It's always summer on the inside...

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    Are there any programs which interact with Windows so that you can instant message people based upon their windows log in name within a network?

    In other words, we all log into the work domain under the scheme firstname.lastname, and can log in on any workstation in the office. Is there any way to establish a program so that we can instant message eachother using those login names?

    I understand an instant messaging service would take a server, etc. Assume we can do all this, I just want to know if such a thing exists. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Stev

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    net send command
    go to your dos prompt type 'net send ' insert computer name here ' THIS IS MY MESSAGE'

    it will alert them.
     
  3. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Yeah and there are some GUI interfaces out there that use the same technology to make it not so cumbersome for the idiots.
     
  4. Maud'dib

    Maud'dib It's always summer on the inside...

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    I know about net send and could use it personally but am more interested in a business wide app, so net send probably wouldn't work for everyone here. Also, I wanted to stay away from computer names and possibly work by login names since people tend to switch between computers. Sorry, shoulda been more clear. Thanks for the help, though.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Net send allows you to send to users or computers. A GUI is all you need for it.
     
  6. Maud'dib

    Maud'dib It's always summer on the inside...

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    interesting... thanks. i'll look into that
     
  7. Spugster

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    if you're interested, I have made a simple .NET application which uses the net send protocols, plus it has a few extra features thrown in. Nothing special, but a simple light weight design and easy to use.

    http://tim.bellette.net/index.php?itemid=22
     

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