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RD
Computer A is doing an automated retrieval job running 24-7 (using a VB.Net
Windows form application). If something goes wrong in the process we want to
trap the error (no problem with that) and then have a message pop up on top
of any other Window on other computers on the LAN to warn the users at those
workstations of the problem.

How could we do the last part of the description above (ie the popup window
on a number of other computers on our LAN). We want to be able to change the
list of computers where messages should appear and ideally there should not
be any special programs required to be installed on the other these other
computers (people will just keep changing the computers at certain locations
and we don't want to have to do installs of software each time they do) . If
we could keep the list of names of the destination computers in a SQL server
table that can be changed by a user at the site that would be ideal.

Does anyone have any ideas or sample code that I can look at to do this kind
of thing?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Bob
Nov 20 '05 #1
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You might look at doing something with Net Send from the old days. Looks to
be still available and seems to be easy enought to manage with your list of
users or stations.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...n/net_send.asp
just 2 cents worth...
thom

"RD" <no****@nospam.net> wrote in message
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Computer A is doing an automated retrieval job running 24-7 (using a VB.Net Windows form application). If something goes wrong in the process we want to trap the error (no problem with that) and then have a message pop up on top of any other Window on other computers on the LAN to warn the users at those workstations of the problem.

How could we do the last part of the description above (ie the popup window on a number of other computers on our LAN). We want to be able to change the list of computers where messages should appear and ideally there should not be any special programs required to be installed on the other these other
computers (people will just keep changing the computers at certain locations and we don't want to have to do installs of software each time they do) . If we could keep the list of names of the destination computers in a SQL server table that can be changed by a user at the site that would be ideal.

Does anyone have any ideas or sample code that I can look at to do this kind of thing?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Bob

Nov 20 '05 #2

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RD
Thanks Tom,
Good idea, found out how and tested it. Works fine.

Bob

"Thom" <tj******@charter.net> wrote in message
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You might look at doing something with Net Send from the old days. Looks to be still available and seems to be easy enought to manage with your list of users or stations.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...n/net_send.asp just 2 cents worth...
thom

"RD" <no****@nospam.net> wrote in message
news:Om**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Computer A is doing an automated retrieval job running 24-7 (using a VB.Net
Windows form application). If something goes wrong in the process we want to
trap the error (no problem with that) and then have a message pop up on top
of any other Window on other computers on the LAN to warn the users at

those
workstations of the problem.

How could we do the last part of the description above (ie the popup

window
on a number of other computers on our LAN). We want to be able to change

the
list of computers where messages should appear and ideally there should

not
be any special programs required to be installed on the other these

other computers (people will just keep changing the computers at certain

locations
and we don't want to have to do installs of software each time they do)

.. If
we could keep the list of names of the destination computers in a SQL

server
table that can be changed by a user at the site that would be ideal.

Does anyone have any ideas or sample code that I can look at to do this

kind
of thing?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Bob


Nov 20 '05 #3

P: n/a
RD
Thanks Tom,
Good idea, found out how and tested it. Works fine.

Bob

"Thom" <tj******@charter.net> wrote in message
news:10*************@corp.supernews.com...
You might look at doing something with Net Send from the old days. Looks to be still available and seems to be easy enought to manage with your list of users or stations.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...n/net_send.asp just 2 cents worth...
thom

"RD" <no****@nospam.net> wrote in message
news:Om**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Computer A is doing an automated retrieval job running 24-7 (using a VB.Net
Windows form application). If something goes wrong in the process we want to
trap the error (no problem with that) and then have a message pop up on top
of any other Window on other computers on the LAN to warn the users at

those
workstations of the problem.

How could we do the last part of the description above (ie the popup

window
on a number of other computers on our LAN). We want to be able to change

the
list of computers where messages should appear and ideally there should

not
be any special programs required to be installed on the other these

other computers (people will just keep changing the computers at certain

locations
and we don't want to have to do installs of software each time they do)

.. If
we could keep the list of names of the destination computers in a SQL

server
table that can be changed by a user at the site that would be ideal.

Does anyone have any ideas or sample code that I can look at to do this

kind
of thing?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Bob


Nov 20 '05 #4

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