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Send a Message to a User

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

You can send a message to a user session in Remote Desktop Services Manager by using the Send Message action.

To send a message to a user
  1. In Remote Desktop Services Manager, in the left pane, click the Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server on which the user session is running.

  2. To send a message to a user, do either of the following:

    • On the Users tab, right-click the user session, and then click Send Message.

    • On the Sessions tab, right-click the user session, and then click Send Message.

  3. In the Send Message dialog box, type the message that you want to send to the user. To start a new line in the message, press CTRL+ENTER.

  4. To send the message to the user, click OK.

Additional considerations

  • You must have Message special access permission to send a message to a user.

  • You can send messages only to users whose sessions are in the active or connected state.

  • You can send messages to notify users of impending disconnection, server status, or other system information.

  • You can use the msg command-line tool to send a message to a user.

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