[Samba] [smbclient] Fails sending pop-up message with -M

Gilles codecomplete at free.fr
Wed Sep 29 19:33:17 UTC 2021

On 29/09/2021 21:03, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> Is the Win7 machine running winpopup ?
> Have you tried without any slashes ?
This displays a GUI message when ran on the same Windows host through a 
terminal window ("DOS box"), so it doesn't look like I need an extra app:

msg * Test

On the Debian host, if I just run the basic command, I'm prompted for a 
root password. Since it doesn't like Debian's root password, I guess 
it's the Windows' admin password… which is empty (it's a home computer, 
I don't bother):

~# smbclient -M WIN-PC
Enter root's password:<ENTER>
Connection to WIN-PC failed. Error NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL

I think I'll give up and just send an email instead.

Thanks everyone for the help.

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