NetMessageNameEnum function (lmmsg.h)

[This function is not supported as of Windows Vista because the messenger service is not supported.]

The NetMessageNameEnum function lists the message aliases that receive messages on a specified computer. The function requires that the messenger service be started.


  [in]      LPCWSTR servername,
  [in]      DWORD   level,
  [out]     LPBYTE  *bufptr,
  [in]      DWORD   prefmaxlen,
  [out]     LPDWORD entriesread,
  [out]     LPDWORD totalentries,
  [in, out] LPDWORD resume_handle


[in] servername

Pointer to a constant string that specifies the DNS or NetBIOS name of the remote server on which the function is to execute. If this parameter is NULL, the local computer is used.

[in] level

Specifies the information level of the data. This parameter can be one of the following values.

Value Meaning
Return message aliases. The bufptr parameter points to an array of MSG_INFO_0 structures.
Return message aliases. The bufptr parameter points to an array of MSG_INFO_1 structures. This level exists only for compatibility. Message forwarding is not supported.

[out] bufptr

Pointer to the buffer that receives the data. The format of this data depends on the value of the level parameter. This buffer is allocated by the system and must be freed using the NetApiBufferFree function. Note that you must free the buffer even if the function fails with ERROR_MORE_DATA.

[in] prefmaxlen

Specifies the preferred maximum length of the returned data, in bytes. If you specify MAX_PREFERRED_LENGTH, the function allocates the amount of memory required for the data. If you specify another value in this parameter, it can restrict the number of bytes that the function returns. If the buffer size is insufficient to hold all entries, the function returns ERROR_MORE_DATA. For more information, see Network Management Function Buffers and Network Management Function Buffer Lengths.

[out] entriesread

Pointer to a value that receives the count of elements actually enumerated.

[out] totalentries

Pointer to a value that receives the total number of entries that could have been enumerated from the current resume position. Note that applications should consider this value only as a hint.

[in, out] resume_handle

Pointer to a value that contains a resume handle which is used to continue an existing message alias search. The handle should be zero on the first call and left unchanged for subsequent calls. If resume_handle is NULL, no resume handle is stored.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is NERR_Success.

If the function fails, the return value can be one of the following error codes.

Return code Description
The caller does not have the appropriate access to complete the operation.
The value specified for the level parameter is invalid.
A parameter is incorrect.
More entries are available. Specify a large enough buffer to receive all entries.
Insufficient memory is available.
This request is not supported. This error is returned on Windows Vista and later.
The supplied buffer is too small.


Only members of the Administrators local group can successfully execute the NetMessageNameEnum function on a remote server.

To retrieve information about a particular message alias in the message name table, you can call the NetMessageNameGetInfo function.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header lmmsg.h (include Lm.h)
Library Netapi32.lib
DLL Netapi32.dll

See also



Message Functions


Network Management Functions

Network Management Overview