Jul 31, 2004 - General    1 Comment

How do I disable MSN Messenger using group policies?

Q. How do I disable MSN Messenger using group policies? – Brian Cunliffe


To use group policy to remove messenger. First go to Start – Run – type “gpedit.msc”
Then drill down to :
– Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsWindows Messenger(Set both items to Enabled)
This will disable it for you.

You can also use the registry (Start – run – regedit) to achieve similar results.
Drill down to:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftMessengerClient]

PreventRun=1 Will prevent MSN Messenger from running
PreventAutoRun=1 Will prevent MSN from popping up automatically.
Set/create both these DWORD entries to 1 to disable MSN Messenger.

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  • ain’t working. MSN stlli able to run without a hitch. i am trying to stop my students using MSN during lessions.

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