Windows Configurations - How To's

How do I create custom messages and send them to all the client computers and users in my network?

Description

This document provides you with steps required to create custom messages and send them to all the client computers and users in your network.

Steps

This section comprises steps required to create custom messages and send them to the following:

  • Client computers
  • Users

Creating a message to send to client computers

To create a customized message and send it to all the client computers in your network, follow the steps given below:

  1. Click the Configurations tab
  2. In the Add Configurations section, click Configuration
  3. In the Computer Configurations section, select Message Box
  4. Enter a name and description for the configuration
  5. Select the type of message
  6. Enter the following information:
    • Title of the window
    • Content for the message
    • Timeout seconds
    • Select one of the following execution options:
      • Once: The message will be displayed only once on the screen.
      • During the subsequent 'X' startup: The message will be displayed when the computer is started. You can specify how many times the message should be displayed.
      • At every startup until: The message will be displayed when the computer is started. You can select the date till which the message should be displayed.
      • At every startup: The message will be displayed when the computer is started.
  7. Choose a target
  8. Configure the execution settings as required
  9. Click Deploy
  10. You have created a configuration to create a customized message and send it to all the client computers in your network. This configuration will be applied when the agent contacts the Desktop Central sever during the 90-minute referesh cycle.

Creating a message to send to users

To create a customized message and send it to all the users in your network, follow the steps given below:

  1. Click the Configurations tab
  2. In the Add Configurations section, click Configuration
  3. In the User Configurations section, select Message Box
  4. Enter a name and description for the configuration
  5. Select the type of message
  6. Enter the following information:
    • Title of the window
    • Content for the message
    • Timeout seconds
    • Select one of the following execution options:
      • Once: The message will be displayed only once on the screen.
      • During the subsequent 'X' logon: The message will be displayed when the user logs on. You can specify how many times the message should be displayed.
      • At every logon until: The message will be displayed when the user logs on. You can select the date till which the message should be displayed.
      • At every logon: The message will be displayed when the user logs on.
  7. Choose a target
  8. Configure the execution settings as required
  9. Click Deploy

You have created a configuration to create a customized message and send it to all the users in your network. This configuration will be applied when the agent contacts the Desktop Central sever during the 90-minute referesh cycle.