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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:
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.