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Anonymous
December 21, 2004 10:27:06 AM

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

It seems most people want Windows Messenger gone out of their lives forever.
I just want auto logon to work after SP2. I don't want MSN Messenger.

I had 9 user workstations automatically logging into Windows Messenger.
Then I applied XP SP2 on all of them and now Windows Messenger fails auto
logon on 4 of them. It doesn't even appear to try. Manual logons work fine
amd Windows Messenger works after that.

I have tried the "Sign In As..." automatic logon checkbox. It doesn't
stick. I have tried setting the auto logon checkbox Outlook Express even
though we use Outlook. I'll try any checkbox which might set some televant
registry entry somewhere.

I have tried removing Windows Messenger with the well-known:
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
and reinstallation did not fix it. In fact, running the Windows Messenger
installer after this little suggestion brings up the option of Repair/Remove
with Remove grayed out. Big help that is!

I have tried "removing" Messenger from the control panel's Add/Remove
Windows Components, but we all know that's just cosmetic.

Why does XP SP2 state that it ships with the "latest" Messenger 4.7 when 5.0
has been out for so long? I found my 5.0 installs were overwritten by 4.7.
I downloaded 5.1 and installed it. Still no auto-logon.

I'm all out of the common solutions. Does anyone have an informed solution?

--
JWP
Anonymous
December 22, 2004 2:33:03 PM

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

Jonathan Kay,

Do you have any ideas on the auto-logon failue issue? I saw in another
message you provided an msiexec command line to uninstall WM 5.1. I can try
that and reinstall 5.1 to see if the auto-logon failure resolves. But I have
yet to see any mention anywhere of the direct cause for auto-logon failures
that refuse to go away. Any other alternatives would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Jonathan Platt


"JWPlatt" wrote:

> It seems most people want Windows Messenger gone out of their lives forever.
> I just want auto logon to work after SP2. I don't want MSN Messenger.
>
> I had 9 user workstations automatically logging into Windows Messenger.
> Then I applied XP SP2 on all of them and now Windows Messenger fails auto
> logon on 4 of them. It doesn't even appear to try. Manual logons work fine
> amd Windows Messenger works after that.
>
> I have tried the "Sign In As..." automatic logon checkbox. It doesn't
> stick. I have tried setting the auto logon checkbox Outlook Express even
> though we use Outlook. I'll try any checkbox which might set some televant
> registry entry somewhere.
>
> I have tried removing Windows Messenger with the well-known:
> RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
> and reinstallation did not fix it. In fact, running the Windows Messenger
> installer after this little suggestion brings up the option of Repair/Remove
> with Remove grayed out. Big help that is!
>
> I have tried "removing" Messenger from the control panel's Add/Remove
> Windows Components, but we all know that's just cosmetic.
>
> Why does XP SP2 state that it ships with the "latest" Messenger 4.7 when 5.0
> has been out for so long? I found my 5.0 installs were overwritten by 4.7.
> I downloaded 5.1 and installed it. Still no auto-logon.
>
> I'm all out of the common solutions. Does anyone have an informed solution?
>
> --
> JWP
Anonymous
December 22, 2004 5:14:59 PM

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

I'm having the same issue with the Auto-logon feature not
working. I can log on by entering the info manually each
time, but when the Auto-logon button is ticked it will not
connect.

I was able to uninstall it and then re-install it, but the
problem persists. Does anyone know of a fix for this?
I've seen the same problem posted in several other places
on the net.

Thank you,

T D Mitchell
>-----Original Message-----
>Jonathan Kay,
>
>Do you have any ideas on the auto-logon failue issue? I
saw in another
>message you provided an msiexec command line to uninstall
WM 5.1. I can try
>that and reinstall 5.1 to see if the auto-logon failure
resolves. But I have
>yet to see any mention anywhere of the direct cause for
auto-logon failures
>that refuse to go away. Any other alternatives would be
appreciated.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Jonathan Platt
>
>
>"JWPlatt" wrote:
>
>> It seems most people want Windows Messenger gone out of
their lives forever.
>> I just want auto logon to work after SP2. I don't want
MSN Messenger.
>>
>> I had 9 user workstations automatically logging into
Windows Messenger.
>> Then I applied XP SP2 on all of them and now Windows
Messenger fails auto
>> logon on 4 of them. It doesn't even appear to try.
Manual logons work fine
>> amd Windows Messenger works after that.
>>
>> I have tried the "Sign In As..." automatic logon
checkbox. It doesn't
>> stick. I have tried setting the auto logon checkbox
Outlook Express even
>> though we use Outlook. I'll try any checkbox which
might set some televant
>> registry entry somewhere.
>>
>> I have tried removing Windows Messenger with the well-known:
>> RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection
%windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
>> and reinstallation did not fix it. In fact, running the
Windows Messenger
>> installer after this little suggestion brings up the
option of Repair/Remove
>> with Remove grayed out. Big help that is!
>>
>> I have tried "removing" Messenger from the control
panel's Add/Remove
>> Windows Components, but we all know that's just cosmetic.
>>
>> Why does XP SP2 state that it ships with the "latest"
Messenger 4.7 when 5.0
>> has been out for so long? I found my 5.0 installs were
overwritten by 4.7.
>> I downloaded 5.1 and installed it. Still no auto-logon.
>>
>> I'm all out of the common solutions. Does anyone have
an informed solution?
>>
>> --
>> JWP
>.
>
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Anonymous
December 22, 2004 7:47:02 PM

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

New clues:

Auto-logon is successful under the Administrator account. But not the
regular domain user account, which is where I need it.

Uninstalling Windows Messenger 5.1 using the msiexec command was
successfull, but reinstallation was ineffective for auto-logon.

Jonathan Kay - how about the uninstall product codes for 4.7 and 5.0? What
should I look for concerning what might be a permissions problem affecting
auto-logon?


Thanks,

Jonathan Platt
Anonymous
December 23, 2004 5:41:02 PM

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

Jonathan Kay, little help if you please?

I tried giving the user Administrator permissions to see if that would have
any effect because, as I said earlier, auto-logon works when I log into the
local Administrator account. But it did not help.

I tried looking in the HKCU registries for the user that works and the user
that doesn't to find something obvious but there are so many bit-level
settings, it's impossible for me to know what might be wrong.
!