• If you want to send a console message to all the computers that currently have
open sessions in the computer you’re managing, select the System Tools, Shared
Folders, Sessions branch.
2. Select Action, All Tasks, Send Console Message. The Send Console Message dialog
3. Type your message in the Message text box, as shown in Figure 22.31.
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FIGURE 22.31 Use the Send Console Message dialog box to compose and send a message
to the specified computers.
4. To add another computer as a recipient, click Add, type the computer name in the
Select Computer dialog box, and click OK.
5. Click Send. Windows XP broadcasts the message to the specified computers.
Figure 22.32 shows an example of the message as it appears on the recipient computer.
FIGURE 22.32 An example of a legitimate Messenger service console message.
Here’s a list of other places in the book where you’ll find information related to
• You can use Phone Dialer and NetMeeting to communicate with network users.
Refer to Chapter 16, “Putting Your Modem to Work.”
• TCP/IP is quickly becoming the protocol of choice for both large and small
networks. I showed you how to work with TCP/IP in Chapter 17, “Implementing
TCP/IP for Internet Connections.”
• Accessing your network from remote locations is often crucial, so I devote an entire
chapter to this topic. See Chapter 23, “Making Remote Network Connections.”
• It sometimes seems that networks are accidents waiting to happen. I cover a variety
of networking woes in Chapter 24, “Troubleshooting Network Problems.”
CHAPTER 22 Setting Up and Accessing a Small Network636