Send Message

The Send Message Custom Script appears as a pop-up window on a computer that it is run on.

PowerShell Script

The following is the Send Message sample PowerShell script. Copy it and save it as a .ps1 file. For further information on hosting this script see Quick Guide to Self-Hosting Custom Scripts.

msg.exe * $args[0]

Custom Script Settings

The table below outlines all the fields that need to be set when creating this custom script.

For a detailed guide, refer to Create a Send Message Custom Script.




Send Message





Enter a message to display to the computer that it is being run on, e.g., "This computer will reboot in 5 minutes."

Run As

System Account or Specified User Account

Create a Send Message Custom Script

1. Select the Control Grid tab on the top menu bar.

2. Navigate to the Applications tab.


4. Select Create Custom Script.

5. Enter a Name for the script, Send Message in this example, use any name you'd like to use.

6. Enter the URL that points to the location where the script is being hosted, in this example. You might need to download this file and host it on a link that is whitelisted in your firewall.

Best Practice is to download the sample script and self-host it. You can do this for free with GitHub. See the Quick Guide to Self-Hosting Custom Scripts for more information.

7. Select the script type: Powershell.

8. Command Line: Enter the message you’d like to send to the workstations enclosed in double-quotes, "This computer will reboot in 5 minutes" in this example.

9. Select the account to Run As; either System Account or Specified User Account.

10. Click SAVE TO GRID.

Once saved, the script can be pushed to an individual computer or groups of computers. It can also be scheduled using a Policy.

For a guide on how to run your Custom Script, see Pushing the Script.

The script will now appear in the list of Custom Scripts. It will also be available to select from the Applications Control Grid View.

Search for the script in the grid using the search option. If your applications are grouped, you will see a column named Custom Scripts. Selecting the Custom Script header will display all the scripts that have been added to the grid.

When the Send Message custom script is run, it will appear as a pop-up, as shown in the screenshot below:

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