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This post uses code in part from the SMSAgent Blog.

This post takes a snippet from the SMSAgent Blog and adds some additional magic along with two new custom functions.

If you're a Windows 10 or 11 user you'll be familiar with the toast notifications that appear in the bottom right of your screen. These are a great way to get a quick message to the user without interrupting what they're doing. In this article we'll look at how to send a toast notification from PowerShell.

We could use the excellent BurntToast PowerShell module to send a toast notification, but in the interests of reducing the number of third-party modules installed on client machines we'll be using the underlying .NET APIs directly as our needs are fairly simple.

Sending toast notifications is fairly simple once you get to grips with the underlying XML schema but we want our Toasts to be next-level so we're going to make them beautiful by registering a custom Notification App with Windows so we can customise the App Name and Icon which appear.