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  • stoppping msn from GPO

    have tried and tried with this policy for both user and comp cofiguration
    but still users are able to load up msn etc

    Any help i would love
    Ta

  • #2
    have you tried trust-no-exe? It's a third party too (free!) which can block exe's at the driver level - USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
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    • #3
      I think the problem here is that the GPO is meant to block a different program. The version built into XP is actually 'Windows Messenger' which from I've seen it effectively blocks. I believe that the problem is that 'MSN Messenger' is a different application and therefore immune to the GPO.

      If you're having problems with users installing or using 'Windows Messenger' you can remove it using a batch file at logon using the following command.

      RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

      You'll probably need to use a different method to block MSN messenger, like blocking the ports at the router/gateway.
      Andrew

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      • #4
        Here's one solution

        Is this XP or Win2k workstations? On Win2k it wont work.
        However, regardless of win2k/XP, use the "Do not run these programs" function instead, and put in the name of the MSN exe file.

        Other than that have you done any kind of testing to verify that
        the Group Policy is actually applied?

        Besides I think MSN requires Windows Messenger.



        Regards...

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