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Alerter (System Services for the Windows Server 2003 Family and Windows XP Operating Systems)

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Service Name: Alerter

Executable Name: svchost.exe -k LocalService

Log On As: LocalService

Description: The Alerter service notifies selected users and computers of administrative alerts.

Use the Alerter service to send alert messages to specified users that are connected on your network.

Alert messages warn users about security, access, and user session problems. Alert messages are sent as messages from a server to a user's computer. The Messenger service must be running on the user's computer for the user to receive alert messages.

If this service is stopped or disabled, applications that use the NetAlertRaise or NetAlertRaiseEx APIs will be unable to notify a user or computer (by a message box from the messenger service) that the administrative alert took place.

See also Messenger.

Available on: Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional; Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition and Windows Server 2003, Web Edition.

Installed through: Default operating system installation

Startup type: Disabled

Service status: Stopped

This service depends on the following system components:


The following system components depend on this service: None

Port Numbers used:

TCP: 2869, dynamic

UDP: 1900

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