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Send a Windows net message

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Created by Steven Bansil_ret, last modified by Steven Bansil_ret on Jan 30, 2017

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Alerts can be configured to display a pop-up Windows Net Message either on a specific computer or on all computers in a selected domain or workgroup. The following steps configure Windows Net messaging for triggered or reset alerts.

The only operating systems supporting Windows Net Messaging on which SolarWinds supports SolarWinds installations are Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP. SolarWinds only supports evaluation installations of Orion on Windows XP.

  1. Click Send a Windows Net Message, and then then click OK.
  2. On the Net Message tab, enter the Computer Name or IP Address of the machine where you want to send a Windows Net message upon an alert trigger or reset.
  3. If you want to send the message to all computers in the domain or workgroup of your target computer, check Send to all Computers in the Domain or Workgroup.
  4. Enter the Windows Net message you want to send in the Message to send field.
  5. On the Time of Day tab enter the time period and select the days on which you want to activate your alert action.
  6. If you want to enable alert escalation, open the Alert Escalation tab, and then check any of the following options, as appropriate for your alert:

    • To disable the action when the alert has been acknowledged, check Do not execute this Action if the Alert has been Acknowledged.
    • To execute the action repeatedly, as long as the trigger condition exists, check Execute this Action repeatedly while the Alert is Triggered and then provide an appropriate action execution interval.
    • To delay alert action execution, check Delay the execution of this Action, and then provide an appropriate interval for the alert engine to wait after the alert condition is met before executing the alert action.
  7. If you are finished configuring your texttospeech alert action, click OK.
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