Do not allow Windows Messenger to be run

This policy setting allows you to prevent Windows Messenger from running.

If you enable this policy setting, Windows Messenger does not run.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Windows Messenger can be used.

Note: If you enable this policy setting, Remote Assistance also cannot use Windows Messenger.

Note: This policy setting is available under both Computer Configuration and User Configuration. If both are present, the Computer Configuration version of this policy setting takes precedence.


Supported on: At least Windows Server 2003 operating systems or Windows XP Professional
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Messenger\Client
Value NamePreventRun
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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