[wpkg-users] Notifications don't appear

Bill Prentice Bprentice at campuspartners.com
Thu Apr 15 21:35:51 CEST 2010

That explains it - The messenger service is disabled by default since XP SP2 and all my clients are either XP SP3 or 2003 SP2. I tend to leave Messenger disabled on corporate machines since some stuff (such as certain APC devices) shotgun alerts to everywhere rather than just to specified destinations.

Kind regards,
Bill Prentice
Striving for R.F.C. 1925 compliance

-----Original Message-----
From: Rainer Meier [mailto:r.meier at wpkg.org] 
Sent: Thursday, 15 April, 2010 15:03
To: Bill Prentice
Cc: wpkg-users at lists.wpkg.org
Subject: Re: [wpkg-users] Notifications don't appear

Hi Bill,

On 15.04.2010 17:11, Bill Prentice wrote:
> I've found with no clients that I've installed does the client get the
> user notification window such as when a package is about to install. Is
> there something that I misconfigured or that I didn't set right to begin
> with?

The notifications sent by wpkg.js are sent using "net send" or "msg" command
(depending on OS). To disable this use the /nonotify switch or set the
"nonotify" parameter to "true" in config.xml.

Maybe your WPKG client installations suppress the notifications using the
/nonotify command.

Note: For this to work Windows needs to run the "Messenger" service (except on
Vista/7 where msg.exe is used instead of "net send").


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