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messager service windows 2000. what do I need this service running for?

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do I need this running, i have a 2000 server with 20 stations, messager is running on them and I was just wondering what is dependant on this. can I shut it down, i've done it on one station and see no adverse affects but it's still day one.

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the messenger service is TOTALLY fine to turn off, there are MANY spyware / adware apps that use this port to pop up ads. I work on a network of 35,000 end users around the globe and we have turned this off for all of em. You do not need this running. Answer your question?

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excellent I thought so to, I run a little network .. every service I can shut off will help.
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