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    Hi,

    wondering if anyone might be able to help me here. Is there any way that i can get SBS 2003 to send out to the client PCs the message like the following

    Server is about to shut down. you have x minutes to save your works

    Is it something that SBS 2003 can do? honestly, not sure what it's called. hard for me to google something i don't know its name.

    Thank you in advance

  • #2
    Re: shutdown message sent by server

    Hi

    you can do this.

    go tp start > run > type in shutdown -i click ok.
    then press browse button to serch the active directory for a computer or server click ok. type in a message in the text box then click ok.



    This is what shutdown -i looks like.

    Thanks

    Andy
    Last edited by andysullman; 1st November 2007, 08:48.

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    • #3
      Re: shutdown message sent by server

      No, he wants a warning to the clients!

      NET SEND will work IF the messenger service is running on the clients
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      • #4
        Re: shutdown message sent by server

        Messenger service by default is not running - and security gurus say it should stay that way!
        You could always either send them an e-mail or have everyone logged on to IM and create a Sharepoint group that they always have open.
        But since we are talking about small businesses usually in one location, I find getting the secretary to shout:
        "Hey we're closing the server in 5 mins, save your work!" usually works best
        TIA

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        • #5
          Re: shutdown message sent by server

          Thank you for your replies.

          all right. I agree. I think it'd be easier just by shouting to warn them of the server's shutdown. But i wonder what would happen if we had a bigger network with 60 or above users and they are all on a different floor (just for curiosity sake)

          Thank you in advance

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          • #6
            Re: shutdown message sent by server

            Originally posted by associates View Post
            Thank you for your replies.

            all right. I agree. I think it'd be easier just by shouting to warn them of the server's shutdown. But i wonder what would happen if we had a bigger network with 60 or above users and they are all on a different floor (just for curiosity sake)

            Thank you in advance
            Telehone someone on the other floor and get THEM to shout
            (Choose someone loud -- quick result or the local gossip -- full result )
            Tom Jones
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            • #7
              Re: shutdown message sent by server

              What I used once to sent a popup message to all clients were two scripts.

              One of the script is just for the popup message.

              The other script copies the first script to each computer, and scheduled a interactive runonce task that will execute the first script locally.

              (It is also possible to use psexec to execute the script containing the message, locally, after you copied it to the computers)

              You can copy the first script to the clients during startup. It is possible to provide the actual message text (short text) as parameters to the job that will execute the script later on.

              Note that the searching for, copy the file to, and then connecting to each computer can make the 2nd script run very slow. You cannot use this method for spontaneous messages.


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