msnmsgr.exe bypasses group policy when opening hotmail

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

Hi,

I have set group policy's on our domain to not allow msnmsgr.exe to run and
also enabled the "do not allow messenger" in both the user and computer
domain policy. This works fine if you try to launch msnmsgr from the
program menu but when someone opens hotmail, msnmsgr.exe automatically
starts... Nice touch microsoft, create administration option then ensure
your software bypasses them....

Can anyone suggest fix for this pls, prefereable one that can be centrally
managed/administered !

Thanks very much

Steve Lloyd.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    Greetings Steve,

    I'll have to try and reproduce this here, but what's happening is Hotmail has a built-in
    permission wihin Internet Explorer to access the Messenger API, which then if not running,
    automatically starts. I'll have to do some further investigation into this one.
    ____________________________________________
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
    Associate Expert
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
    Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
    You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

    "Steve Lloyd" <RemoveSteveThis@laxeyRemovepartners.com> wrote in message
    news:elhVMy5qEHA.896@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have set group policy's on our domain to not allow msnmsgr.exe to run and also enabled
    > the "do not allow messenger" in both the user and computer domain policy. This works fine
    > if you try to launch msnmsgr from the program menu but when someone opens hotmail,
    > msnmsgr.exe automatically starts... Nice touch microsoft, create administration option
    > then ensure your software bypasses them....
    >
    > Can anyone suggest fix for this pls, prefereable one that can be centrally
    > managed/administered !
    >
    > Thanks very much
    >
    > Steve Lloyd.
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    Ok, i look forward to your response.

    Did I mention then msnmsgr.exe is in the processes list in task manager....
    gpresult shows that policy has been applied.

    Thanks,

    Steve.


    "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" <msnewsreplies@jonathankay.com> wrote in message
    news:upb0dd7qEHA.3608@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Greetings Steve,
    >
    > I'll have to try and reproduce this here, but what's happening is Hotmail
    > has a built-in permission wihin Internet Explorer to access the Messenger
    > API, which then if not running, automatically starts. I'll have to do
    > some further investigation into this one.
    > ____________________________________________
    > Jonathan Kay
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
    > Associate Expert
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
    > Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    > All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
    > You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
    >
    > "Steve Lloyd" <RemoveSteveThis@laxeyRemovepartners.com> wrote in message
    > news:elhVMy5qEHA.896@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I have set group policy's on our domain to not allow msnmsgr.exe to run
    >> and also enabled the "do not allow messenger" in both the user and
    >> computer domain policy. This works fine if you try to launch msnmsgr
    >> from the program menu but when someone opens hotmail, msnmsgr.exe
    >> automatically starts... Nice touch microsoft, create administration
    >> option then ensure your software bypasses them....
    >>
    >> Can anyone suggest fix for this pls, prefereable one that can be
    >> centrally managed/administered !
    >>
    >> Thanks very much
    >>
    >> Steve Lloyd.
    >>
    >
    >
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