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msg command in Windows 8

  1. #11


    Have you tried adding the username/password of who is sending the msg to the Windows 8 Credential Manager>add Windows Credentials via the Control Panel?

    Might need to reboot after adding the credential.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Have you tried adding the username/password of who is sending the msg to the Windows 8 Credential Manager>add Windows Credentials via the Control Panel?

    Might need to reboot after adding the credential.
    It worked!

    Thanks very much chev65.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1


    I've run into a slight problem.

    Messages come through for the account that I have added to the credentials manager but I get a 'user does not exist or is disconnected' message for my partners account. She is able to send messages to me. If I edit the credentials to her username/password, it works as it should but then messages to my account on that computer will no longer work till I edit them again.

    As a workaround, I have added her credentials based on IP address instead of PC name and this works but I then have to edit the msg server command with an ip address rather than pc name which is a slight annoyance but if that's the only resolution, I can live with it.

    Would it be possible to add multiple Windows credentials for different users on the same pc name?
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Nick1020 View Post
    I've run into a slight problem.

    Messages come through for the account that I have added to the credentials manager but I get a 'user does not exist or is disconnected' message for my partners account. She is able to send messages to me. If I edit the credentials to her username/password, it works as it should but then messages to my account on that computer will no longer work till I edit them again.

    As a workaround, I have added her credentials based on IP address instead of PC name and this works but I then have to edit the msg server command with an ip address rather than pc name which is a slight annoyance but if that's the only resolution, I can live with it.

    Would it be possible to add multiple Windows credentials for different users on the same pc name?
    I'm glad that adding the credentials helped.

    I would think it would be possible since different users sometimes use the same PC.

    I'm not sure why you need to use the IP rather than the PC name although sometimes the PC name requires the -PC part at the end.

    Feel free to mark as solved.
    Last edited by chev65; 24 Apr 2014 at 10:28.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick1020 View Post
    I've run into a slight problem.

    Messages come through for the account that I have added to the credentials manager but I get a 'user does not exist or is disconnected' message for my partners account. She is able to send messages to me. If I edit the credentials to her username/password, it works as it should but then messages to my account on that computer will no longer work till I edit them again.

    As a workaround, I have added her credentials based on IP address instead of PC name and this works but I then have to edit the msg server command with an ip address rather than pc name which is a slight annoyance but if that's the only resolution, I can live with it.

    Would it be possible to add multiple Windows credentials for different users on the same pc name?
    I'm glad that adding the credentials helped.

    I would think it would be possible since different users sometimes use the same PC.

    I'm not sure why you need to use the IP rather than the PC name although sometimes the PC name requires the -PC part at the end.

    Feel free to mark as solved.
    Here's my scenario; I have 3 computers on the network. Lets say, PC1, PC2 and PC3. PC1 is Windows 7 and using a local account PCs 2 & 3 are both running Windows 8.1. PC2 has two profiles, each login using MS account info.

    The credentials I added to PC1 were:
    Internet or network address: PC2
    User name: My MS email address
    Password: My MS password

    This allows msg.exe messages from PC1 to my MS account on PC2. So far, so good but it's not possible to send msg.exe messages to my partner's account.

    In order for me to do that, I have to add the following credentials:
    Internet or network address: PC2
    User name: Her MS email address
    Password: Her MS password

    This overwrites the first credentials I created which then makes it impossible to send msg.exe messages to my MS account.

    I'm stuck on how to add more credentials for PC2 for different profiles. The only option I've come up with so far is:
    Internet or network address: 192.168.0.4
    User name: Her MS email address
    Password: Her MS password

    This enables me to keep my credentials for PC2 and msg.exe commands work for the missus' account although I have to use the IP address in the msg command instead of PC name.

    I hope that makes sense. Basically, I just need to find out if it's possible to use the same PC name for multiple Windows Credentials. I've tried adding them as generic credentials but they have no effect then.
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  6. #16


    It seems like you would need to use the user name like Robs-PC rather than the IP in order to designate which user the message is going to.

    If you are using the IP it can't designate which user because the same IP is used for both accounts.

    This is the same way for remote desktop, you can use the IP as well as the User name which needs to be typed as it shows up under system like the picture shows.

    Beyond this I really don't mess with the msg deal, and I've never once seen anyone else trying to use it so really don't know much about it.
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