Display Message

The Display Message task enables you send a message to any managed device (client computer, tablet, mobile, etc.). The message will be displayed on the screen to inform the user.

Windows - The message is displayed as a notification.

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Important

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.

macOS and Linux - The message is displayed only in a terminal.

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Note

To see the message in macOS or Linux, you first need to open the terminal.

To create the task, click Tasks > New > add_new_defaultClient Task or click the desired client device in Computers and select New Task.

Basic

In the Basic section, enter basic information about the task, such as a Name and Description (optional). Click Select tags to assign tags.
In the Task drop-down menu, select the task type you want to create and configure. If you have selected a specific task type before creating a new task, Task is pre-selected based on your previous choice. Task (see the list of all Tasks) defines the settings and the behavior for the task.

Settings

You can enter a Title and type in your Message.

Summary

Review the summary of configured settings and click Finish. The Client Task is now created and a pop-up window will open. We recommend that you 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: click the Client Task instance and select Run on from the drop-down menu.

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In Tasks you can see the progress indicator bar, status icon, and details for each created task.