Display Message

This functionality lets you send a message to any device (client computer, tablet, mobile, etc.). The message will be displayed on-screen to inform the user. The message is displayed differently to recipients on Windows and Unix (Linux, macOS) systems:

Windows users will see a notification.

On macOS and Linux the message is displayed only in a console, but if one is opened.

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In Windows, the Display Message Client Task uses the command msg.exe which is present only in Windows Professional/Enterprise editions. As a result, you cannot use this task to display a message on a client computer running Windows Home edition.

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Enter Basic information about the task, such as the Name, optional Description and the Task Type. The Task Type (see the list above) defines the settings and the behavior for the task. In this case you can use the Display Message task.

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It is not possible to add Targets while creating a Client Task. You will be able to add Targets after the task has been created. Configure Settings for the task and click Finish to create the task and then create a Trigger to specify Targets for the task.


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You can enter a Title and type in your Message.

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Review the summary of configured settings and click Finish. The Client Task is now created and a pop-up window will open. We recommend you to click Create Trigger to specify when this Client Task should be executed and on what Targets. If you click Close, you can create a Trigger later on.