Hi. It’s me. You are trying to upgrade a server but there are people logged in. You want to tell them all that you’ll be doing work, so you need to send a message…

It’s easy, but you’ll write it down anyways.



Open CMD..


Type msg * "your message here"

For example:


This will output a message like this:



Cheers to being courteous.


alidemirwp · February 13, 2019 at 2:33 am


mirdin911 · October 30, 2018 at 11:38 am

Make sure you run CMD as admin

KTurner · May 17, 2018 at 11:40 am

shutdown -r -t 120 -f -c “The server is rebooting for maintenance in 2 minutes. Please save your work and log out.”

dspreddy ch · March 3, 2018 at 1:10 am

Then i am getting error “error sending message to session console :Error 5
Error [5]:Access is denied. ”
how can i resolve it

    Thor Lancaster · September 1, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    I think you need admin privileges for the command. I did.

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