How to Disable Pop-up Dialog Boxes in Windows NT

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To send pop-up messages among Windows NT computers and network client computers, use the NET SEND command from the MS-DOS command prompt in Windows NT as follows:
net send <computer_name> "<message>"

The quotation marks are optional.

It is also possible to disable the pop-up dialog boxes. To do this, you must stop the Messenger service as follows:
  1. In Control Panel, double-click Services.
  2. Select the Messenger service.
  3. Click Stop.
-or-

Run the following at the command prompt:
net stop messenger

WARNING:The Alerter service requires the Messenger service. The event log may report a "dependency service error". The Windows NT "System Guide," page 163, states that the Alerter and Messenger services must be started for a computer to generate a UPS alert.

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE ID: 122160
TITLE: Disabling Printing Notification Dialog Boxes in Windows NT 3.5x.
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Article ID: 148991 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
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