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Send network message

With this type of scheduled task selected, Advanced Task Scheduler sends a network message.

Network message is sent to a computer in your Local Area Network. Such messages are displayed by installed messaging software on the remote computer.

Messenger service for Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
Messenger service has been designed to receive short text messages over local network. It’s easy, useful and free tool to receive messages from the other computers, network administrator or management team in your LAN etc. Since Windows XP Service Pack 2, messenger service is disabled due to spam vulnerability in the message delivery mechanism.

To enable Messenger service go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services, double-click the Messenger service and click on the Properties button on the Services panel toolbar, the service properties box will appear. Set the Startup type to enabled, click on the Start button and finish it by the Apply button.

Messenger service for Windows Vista and later
Microsoft has decided to remove Messenger service from Windows Vista and all newer systems. However Messenger service has been replaced by msg.exe command, but not in all Windows editions – only professional and business versions are able to send network messages via msg.exe command.

Returning codes
Error code: Error code of starting the command
Exit code: Error code of the mailslot operation

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