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Blocking Messenger [XP SP2 ADM]

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Last response: in Windows 2000/NT
Anonymous
August 30, 2004 9:53:17 PM

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Hi,

Ok, it is possible to block the Windows messenger but what if you install
MSN Messenger 6.2 ??? apparently you can still use it.

Anyone an idea ??

Thx

Olivier

More about : blocking messenger sp2 adm

August 30, 2004 10:25:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

try this from KB article

WORKAROUND
To work around this issue, turn off the Messenger service. To do this,
follow these steps:
1. Click
Start, and then click
Control Panel (or point to
Settings, and then click
Control Panel).
2. Double-click
Administrative Tools.
3. Double-click
Services.
4. Double-click
Messenger.
5. In the
Startup type list, click
Disabled.
6. Click
Stop, and then click
OK.
Note If the Messenger service is stopped, messages from the Alerter service
(notifications from your antivirus software, for example) are not
transmitted. If the Messenger service is turned off, any services that
explicitly depend on the Messenger service do not start, and an error message
is logged in the system event log. Therefore, Microsoft recommends that you
install a firewall and configure it to block NetBIOS and RPC traffic instead
of turning off the Messenger service.
MORE INFORMATION
The Messenger service uses UDP ports 135, 137, and 138; TCP ports 135, 139,
and 445; and an ephemeral (that is, short-lived) port number greater than
1024.
Firewalls help prevent net send messages and help protect your computer
from other malicious attacks over the Internet. These attacks can be designed
to perform the following tasks:
â–¡ Access your private information
â–¡ Distribute software illegally by appropriating space on your hard disk
For additional information about this issue, visit the following Microsoft
Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/pro/using/howto/comm...
The information in this article applies to:
â–¡ Microsoft Windows XP Professional
â–¡ Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
â–¡ Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
â–¡ Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
â–¡ Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition
â–¡ Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
â–¡ Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
â–¡ Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
â–¡ Microsoft Windows Messenger 4.6
â–¡ Microsoft Windows Messenger 4.7
â–¡ Microsoft MSN Messenger 5.0
â–¡ Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (SP2)
â–¡ Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 2 (SP2)
â–¡ Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (SP2)
â–¡ Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
Last Reviewed:
8/5/2004 (7.2)
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"Olivier César" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Ok, it is possible to block the Windows messenger but what if you install
> MSN Messenger 6.2 ??? apparently you can still use it.
>
> Anyone an idea ??
>
> Thx
>
> Olivier
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 31, 2004 1:47:24 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

In group policy under the "user configuration", in the "administrative
templates" under "system" you con configure the "Don't run specified
applications".

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