Msg Command In Windows Server 2008

In this article I am going to explain about Msg command in Windows Server 2008 operating system and also explain it's related syntax.
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Msg command-line tool is used to send pop-up message to other users.


msg {<UserName> | <SessionName> | <SessionID>| @<FileName> | *} [/server:<ServerName>] [/time:<Seconds>] [/v] [/w] [<Message>]

Msg Command Options

Parameter Description
<Username> Identifies the specified username that you want to receive the message.
<SessionName> Identifies the name of the session.
<SessionID> The ID value of the session.
@<Filename> Identifies a file containing a list of usernames, sessionnames or sessionids to send the message to.
* Sends the message to all user names on specified server.
/server:<Server Name> Specifies the server whose session or user you want to receive the message. If this parameter is not specified then the server on which user is currently logged on.
/time:<Seconds> Specifies time delay that the message you sent is displayed on the user's screen.
/v Display detailed information about the actions being performed.
/w Wait for response from the target user that the message has been received.
<Message> Specifies message that you want to send.


Send a message titled "Meeting in 10 minutes" to all sessions for user Neil.

msg Neil Meeting in 10 minutes

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