Using netsend over VPN- Alternatives?


V

Veets

Hello,
We're running a Windows 2000 domain. I frequently use the netsend command to
let our domain users know if a program needs updating (just using an
example), etc. Due to the limitations of the utility however, our VPN users
never receive the alerts. We do use Exchange 2000 with Messenger but
sometimes our remote users don't sign. I'm just curious what other people
are doing in this type of situation. Are you using any 3rd party utilties
for this? Any advice/suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Best regards,
Veets
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Veets said:
Hello,
We're running a Windows 2000 domain. I frequently use the netsend
command to let our domain users know if a program needs updating
(just using an example), etc. Due to the limitations of the utility
however, our VPN users never receive the alerts.

This sounds like normal behavior to me. You can't reach the computer when it
has initiated a VPN client connection to the server, although they can reach
the server from their client.
We do use Exchange
2000 with Messenger but sometimes our remote users don't sign.

This is more of a social engineering issue - if they're required to use it,
they need to use it, period.
I'm
just curious what other people are doing in this type of situation.

Sending out an email in advance.
 
V

Veets

Simon,
Email makes perfect sense to me but sometimes 'they' want the users to be
alerted RIGHT away :)
With email, they have to open Outlook (hard work ,eh?)
Thanks again
Best regards,
Veets
 
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Jason Hall [MSFT]

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Subject: Re: Using netsend over VPN- Alternatives?
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 11:05:56 -0400

Simon,
Email makes perfect sense to me but sometimes 'they' want the users to be
alerted RIGHT away :)
With email, they have to open Outlook (hard work ,eh?)
Thanks again
Best regards,
Veets
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Configure a login script to display a pop-up window to the users when they
logon to the domain:

Syntax
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wscript.echo "You need to update your stuff"


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