I've a virtualized lab with an ONTAP simulator which I tinker with to test stuff... Well, I tried using cifs broadcast command but without success.
I opened up some shares a workstation (within the domain) and from the domain controller, using 2 different usernames. I then tried sending out a broadcast for the volumes (shares) user PC was accessing...
storage> cifs sessions Server Registers as 'STORAGE' in Windows 2000 domain 'LAB' Filer is using sl for DOS users Selected domain controller \\MERKUR for authentication ==================================================== PC IP(PC Name) (user) #shares #files 192.168.0.111() (LAB\administrator - root) 2 0 192.168.0.102() (LAB\pc - pcuser) 2 2 storage> storage> cifs sessions PC
Data ONTAP automatically sends a message to connected users after you enter the cifs terminate command. However, if you want to send a message without stopping CIFS service, for example, to tell users to close all files, you can use Server Manager or the Data ONTAP command line to send a message.
Some clients might not receive broadcast messages. The following limitations and prerequisites apply to this feature:
Windows 95 and Windows for Workgroups clients must have the WinPopup program configured.
Windows 2003 and Windows XP Service Pack 2 clients must have the messenger service enabled. (By default, it is disabled.)
Messages to users can only be seen by Windows clients connected using NetBIOS over TCP.