community.windows.win_toast – Sends Toast windows notification to logged in users on Windows 10 or later hosts

Note

This plugin is part of the community.windows collection (version 1.9.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.windows.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.windows.win_toast.

Synopsis

  • Sends alerts which appear in the Action Center area of the windows desktop.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
expire
integer
Default:
45
How long in seconds before the notification expires.
group
string
Default:
"Powershell"
Which notification group to add the notification to.
msg
string
Default:
"Hello, World!"
The message to appear inside the notification.
May include \n to format the message to appear within the Action Center.
popup
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, the notification will not pop up and will only appear in the Action Center.
tag
string
Default:
"Ansible"
The tag to add to the notification.
title
string
Default:
"Notification HH:mm"
The notification title, which appears in the pop up..

Notes

Note

  • This module must run on a windows 10 or Server 2016 host, so ensure your play targets windows hosts, or delegates to a windows host.

  • The module does not fail if there are no logged in users to notify.

  • Messages are only sent to the local host where the module is run.

  • You must run this module with async, otherwise it will hang until the expire period has passed.

See Also

See also

community.windows.win_msg

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_msg module.

community.windows.win_say

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_say module.

Examples

- name: Warn logged in users of impending upgrade (note use of async to stop the module from waiting until notification expires).
  community.windows.win_toast:
    expire: 60
    title: System Upgrade Notification
    msg: Automated upgrade about to start.  Please save your work and log off before {{ deployment_start_time }}
  async: 60
  poll: 0

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
expire_at_utc
string
always
Calculated utc date time when the notification expires.

Sample:
07 July 2017 04:50:54
no_toast_sent_reason
string
when no logged in users are detected
Text containing the reason why a notification was not sent.

Sample:
No logged in users to notify
sent_localtime
string
always
local date time when the notification was sent.

Sample:
07 July 2017 05:45:54
time_taken
float
always
How long the module took to run on the remote windows host in seconds.

Sample:
0.3706631999999997
toast_sent
boolean
always
Whether the module was able to send a toast notification or not.



Authors

  • Jon Hawkesworth (@jhawkesworth)