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How do I send msg to someone on my wifi network or shutdown --

How do I send msg to someone on my wifi network or shutdown their computer for about 2 minutes.
Have tried net send, doesn't seem to work.
As far as shutting off their machine, tried but failed'' unable to find xxx(computer name) on the network''
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  • JOE Mar 03, 2009

    Tried it, says xxx computer name or ip address not found??
    also used the cmd prompt to bring the shutdown window up
    What options(reason for shutdown, etc) do I choose for the shutdown
    window; do I have to type a msg in the box?
    I should be able to do this but it always says user id or computer name xx or ip address of computer not found?
    What am I doing wrong here?


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Hi,
 
To send messages from one computer to another download and run this exe on both computers.
http://www.ipmsg.org/index.html.en IP Messenger for Win ver2.06 (103KB) 
You can copy to startup and fiddle around with the settings.
Small app which gets the job done.
 
For shutting down a remote computer
Source: http://www.tweakxp.com/article36917.aspx
Right click on desktop, create new short-cut.
Type shutdown.exe -i
Click next, type in name for your short-cut e.g. shutdown computers
Click finish.
Run the short-cut you just created. Now you can browse the network for computers to shutdown/reboot etc. or just type in the IP/Name of the computer.
You can even broadcast a message, and schedule the shutdown.
NOTE:  You will only be able to shut down computers that you have admin access on!
 
Hope this helps. Please rate your feedback!
Thanks,
VJ

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