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Send a message to a user

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To send a message to a user

  1. Open Terminal Services Manager.

  2. Right-click the session or user to which you want to send a message, and then click Send Message.

    The Send Message dialog box appears.

  3. In Message title, type the title of the message.

  4. In Message, type the information you want to send to the user. To start a new paragraph, press CTRL+ENTER.

  5. To send the message, click OK.


  • You must have Message permission in order to send messages. For more information on connection permissions, see Managing Permissions on Connections.

  • To open Terminal Services Manager, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Terminal Services Manager.

  • Use this feature to notify users of impending disconnection, server status, or other system information.

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

  • You can also use the msg command to send messages to users.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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