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Question  Does Group Net Send work with Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7 or Windows 8?

We have tested Group Net Send on Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7 and Windows 8 and Group Net Send the software does not work. Microsoft has removed the Messenger Service from the set of Microsoft services is adds by default to the operating system system. The Messenger Service is the protocol for which Group Net Send uses to transport its message data. Without this service, our Group Net Send will not work.

Thanks a lot Microsoft.

You might be wondering why did Microsoft remove Net Send ability in Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8?

They claim it was for security reasons. The Messenger Service protocol could be used to spam users by sending "net send" messages which appear as message text boxes on the receiving end computer. The winpopup protocol does not have any authentication or security, which allows pop up windows to obstruct users desktops on windows. The only way out was for Microsoft to remove net send completely from all newer versions of Windows.

We have talked about creating a version of Group Net Send that creates its own protocol (TCP/IP or NetBios or something), but at this point the demand is low for Group Net Send.....thus it is not lucrative enough for us to spend the time. If we get enough "Donations" (see left side bar), we might be convinced.

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Added: Aug 25, 2006
Last Updated: Oct 2, 2013