You receive an error message when you use the NET SEND command in the Messenger service in Windows 2000

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Symptoms

You can use the Windows Messenger service in Microsoft Windows 2000 to send a message to another computer. When you use the net send command-line command to send a message to another computer, you may receive the following error message:
An error occurred while sending a message to computer_name.

System error 87 has occurred.

The parameter is incorrect.

Cause

This issue may occur when multiple net send commands are sent at the same time to the server that is running the Windows Messenger service.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version        Size    File name
   -----------------------------------------------------
   16-Jan-2004  17:42  5.0.2195.6891  97,040  Wkssvc.dll

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

For additional information about how hotfix packages are named and about other terms for software updates, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New naming schema for Microsoft Windows hotfix packages
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 834145 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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