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JSI Tip 1240. How do I send Alert messages to computers and users.

To send an Alert message, the sending computer must have the Alerter service started and the receiving computer must have the Messenger service started.

Use Control Panel / Services to select the service, and configure Startup as Automatic. Start the service.

Run Server Manager and select the sending server. Press ENTER. Click Alerts. Type the ComputerName or UserName that should be added to the Send Administrative Alerts to: windows. Click Add.


Used to view and manage the list of users and computers that are notified when administrative alerts occur at the selected computer. Administrative alerts are generated by the system, and relate to server and resource use. They warn about security and access problems, user session problems, server shutdown because of power loss when the UPS service is available, and printer problems.

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