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To send pop-up messages among Windows NT computers and network clientcomputers, use the NET SEND command from the MS-DOS command prompt inWindows 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 dothis, you must stop the Messenger service as follows:
In Control Panel, double-click Services.
Select the Messenger service.
Run the following at the command prompt:
net stop messenger
WARNING:The Alerter service requires the Messenger service. The event logmay report a "dependency service error". The Windows NT "System Guide,"page 163, states that the Alerter and Messenger services must be startedfor a computer to generate a UPS alert.
For additional information, please see the following article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE ID: 122160 TITLE: Disabling Printing Notification Dialog Boxes in Windows NT 3.5x.