Alert user using Net send – x++

Sending messages to the users in network using NET SEND in x++

Microsoft Windows offers a simple method to send messages to other
users or computers on the network – simple WinPopup Messages or Net Send
Messages ( in Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows
2000, Windows XP and Windows 2003 ).

Prerequisite: Start Messenger service from Start >> Programs >> Administrative tools >> services >> messenger.

Here is the job which will send messages to the users/computers on the network.

static void netSend(Args _args)
    COM                     netSendCom;

    InteropPermission   permission = new InteropPermission(InteropKind::ComInterop);
    int                          output;

    //str computerName = ‘giri’;
    str computerName   =  Winapi::getComputerName();
    str message            = ‘Hello.. I am alerting from Dynamics AX’;

    // Receiving end should start messenger service and alerter service from services.msc
        netSendCom = new COM("WScript.Shell");
        output = netSendCom.Run(strFmt("net send %1 %2", computerName, message),0,true);
    catch (Exception::Error)
        throw Exception::Error;
    if (output != 0)
       warning(strfmt(‘Net send Failed’, computerName));
       warning(‘Check messenger service – Started’);


Here is the net send message popup