Do not allow Windows Messenger to be run

Allows you to disable Windows Messenger.

If you enable this setting, Windows Messenger will not run.

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

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

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


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

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