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Anonymous
November 11, 2004 1:12:51 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Just got a new computer with XP Pro SP2 loaded. I disabled Windows
Messenger Service by going into Administrative Tools, Services, Messenger,
and selected "disable".

When I open Outlook 2003, Messenger doesn't open. When I download email it
doesn't open. But when I OPEN an email message, all of a sudden, Windows
Messenger pops up in my system tray. And if I right-click and hit exit, it
tells me it can't as long as OL is open.

I've gone into OL and looked in Add-In manager, Com add-ins, and otehr
likely place, but for the life of me I cannot find what's telling Messenger
to load.

How do I kill this thing?
Anonymous
November 11, 2004 5:24:43 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

See...

http://kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_messenger.htm
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE)


T. Wise wrote:
> Just got a new computer with XP Pro SP2 loaded. I disabled Windows
> Messenger Service by going into Administrative Tools, Services, Messenger,
> and selected "disable".
>
> When I open Outlook 2003, Messenger doesn't open. When I download email
> it doesn't open. But when I OPEN an email message, all of a sudden,
> Windows Messenger pops up in my system tray. And if I right-click and
> hit exit, it tells me it can't as long as OL is open.
>
> I've gone into OL and looked in Add-In manager, Com add-ins, and otehr
> likely place, but for the life of me I cannot find what's telling
> Messenger to load.
>
> How do I kill this thing?
Anonymous
November 11, 2004 5:24:44 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Thanks! The one that worked was Group Policy / Administrative Templates.


"PA Bear" <PABear@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:eEWtXQCyEHA.3508@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> See...
>
> http://kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_messenger.htm
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE)
>
>
> T. Wise wrote:
>> Just got a new computer with XP Pro SP2 loaded. I disabled Windows
>> Messenger Service by going into Administrative Tools, Services,
>> Messenger,
>> and selected "disable".
>>
>> When I open Outlook 2003, Messenger doesn't open. When I download email
>> it doesn't open. But when I OPEN an email message, all of a sudden,
>> Windows Messenger pops up in my system tray. And if I right-click and
>> hit exit, it tells me it can't as long as OL is open.
>>
>> I've gone into OL and looked in Add-In manager, Com add-ins, and otehr
>> likely place, but for the life of me I cannot find what's telling
>> Messenger to load.
>>
>> How do I kill this thing?
>
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Anonymous
November 11, 2004 6:28:45 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

(;+>}

T. Wise wrote:
> Thanks! The one that worked was Group Policy / Administrative Templates.
>
>
> "PA Bear" <PABear@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:eEWtXQCyEHA.3508@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > See...
> >
> > http://kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_messenger.htm
> > --
> > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> > MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE)
> >
> >
> > T. Wise wrote:
> > > Just got a new computer with XP Pro SP2 loaded. I disabled Windows
> > > Messenger Service by going into Administrative Tools, Services,
> > > Messenger,
> > > and selected "disable".
> > >
> > > When I open Outlook 2003, Messenger doesn't open. When I download
> > > email it doesn't open. But when I OPEN an email message, all of a
> > > sudden, Windows Messenger pops up in my system tray. And if I
> > > right-click and hit exit, it tells me it can't as long as OL is open.
> > >
> > > I've gone into OL and looked in Add-In manager, Com add-ins, and otehr
> > > likely place, but for the life of me I cannot find what's telling
> > > Messenger to load.
> > >
> > > How do I kill this thing?
Anonymous
November 11, 2004 9:38:28 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Go into the options and uncheck the messenger link with outlook

Kind regards

Wab

T. Wise wrote:
> Just got a new computer with XP Pro SP2 loaded. I disabled Windows
> Messenger Service by going into Administrative Tools, Services, Messenger,
> and selected "disable".
>
> When I open Outlook 2003, Messenger doesn't open. When I download email it
> doesn't open. But when I OPEN an email message, all of a sudden, Windows
> Messenger pops up in my system tray. And if I right-click and hit exit, it
> tells me it can't as long as OL is open.
>
> I've gone into OL and looked in Add-In manager, Com add-ins, and otehr
> likely place, but for the life of me I cannot find what's telling Messenger
> to load.
>
> How do I kill this thing?
>
>
Anonymous
November 11, 2004 9:38:29 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Options in what program? I can't a messenger link in Outlook's options,
and when I open Messenger option,s I can't find anything referring to
Outlook. I've also unchecked everything under Preferences.


"Wab" <wabonline@nospamhotmail.com> wrote in message
news:67e21$4193b4c6$5397cef9$24947@nf2.news-service.com...
> Go into the options and uncheck the messenger link with outlook
>
> Kind regards
>
> Wab
>
> T. Wise wrote:
>> Just got a new computer with XP Pro SP2 loaded. I disabled Windows
>> Messenger Service by going into Administrative Tools, Services,
>> Messenger, and selected "disable".
>>
>> When I open Outlook 2003, Messenger doesn't open. When I download email
>> it doesn't open. But when I OPEN an email message, all of a sudden,
>> Windows Messenger pops up in my system tray. And if I right-click and
>> hit exit, it tells me it can't as long as OL is open.
>>
>> I've gone into OL and looked in Add-In manager, Com add-ins, and otehr
>> likely place, but for the life of me I cannot find what's telling
>> Messenger to load.
>>
>> How do I kill this thing?
November 11, 2004 10:18:21 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Rename Windows Messenger.

C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe < rename file to > "msmsgs.bak". Done.


"T. Wise" <terwise111@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:ec5xQoByEHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Just got a new computer with XP Pro SP2 loaded. I disabled Windows
> Messenger Service by going into Administrative Tools, Services, Messenger,
> and selected "disable".
>
> When I open Outlook 2003, Messenger doesn't open. When I download email
> it doesn't open. But when I OPEN an email message, all of a sudden,
> Windows Messenger pops up in my system tray. And if I right-click and hit
> exit, it tells me it can't as long as OL is open.
>
> I've gone into OL and looked in Add-In manager, Com add-ins, and otehr
> likely place, but for the life of me I cannot find what's telling
> Messenger to load.
>
> How do I kill this thing?
>
Anonymous
November 11, 2004 10:18:22 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

My C:\Program Files\Messenger doesn't contain msmsgs.exe.

"Chris" <christian.wistberg@bredband.net> wrote in message
news:o IuVwrByEHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Rename Windows Messenger.
>
> C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe < rename file to > "msmsgs.bak".
> Done.
>
>
> "T. Wise" <terwise111@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:ec5xQoByEHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> Just got a new computer with XP Pro SP2 loaded. I disabled Windows
>> Messenger Service by going into Administrative Tools, Services,
>> Messenger, and selected "disable".
>>
>> When I open Outlook 2003, Messenger doesn't open. When I download email
>> it doesn't open. But when I OPEN an email message, all of a sudden,
>> Windows Messenger pops up in my system tray. And if I right-click and
>> hit exit, it tells me it can't as long as OL is open.
>>
>> I've gone into OL and looked in Add-In manager, Com add-ins, and otehr
>> likely place, but for the life of me I cannot find what's telling
>> Messenger to load.
>>
>> How do I kill this thing?
>>
>
>
Anonymous
November 12, 2004 9:26:14 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

"T. Wise" <terwise111@yahoo.com> wrote
| Just got a new computer with XP Pro SP2 loaded. I disabled Windows
| Messenger Service by going into Administrative Tools, Services, Messenger,
| and selected "disable".
|
| When I open Outlook 2003, Messenger doesn't open. When I download email it
| doesn't open. But when I OPEN an email message, all of a sudden, Windows
| Messenger pops up in my system tray. And if I right-click and hit exit, it
| tells me it can't as long as OL is open.
|
| I've gone into OL and looked in Add-In manager, Com add-ins, and otehr
| likely place, but for the life of me I cannot find what's telling Messenger
| to load.
|
| How do I kill this thing?


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