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I’ve always wanted to set up a little reminder to tell me to go home at the end of the day. Today I finally built one for myself using a pretty simple technique and without installing any additional software. Although, it does require turning on the Windows Messenger service, so if you aren’t behind a firewall I don’t recommend it.

1) turn on the Windows Messenger service (if not already running).

2) open notepad and enter the following text:

net send yourcomputername Go Home

and save it as gohome.bat somewhere convenient on your hard drive.

3) Set up a Scheduled Task to run the .bat file every weekday at 4:45pm.