How do I uninstall the Groupwise Messenger from workstations?

I want to uninstall the GroupWise Messenger client from the workstations.  There is too much nonsense messaging being sent to users.  I don't want to completely uninstall the service because there are valuable messages/notifications I receive.  I just dont want users to have the ability to be instant messaging each other all day long.

Can the GroupWise messenger client...
A: be uninstalled?
B: if it can be uninstalled from the client is it difficult to uninstall?
C: If it can be uninstalled will removing it have any other negative impact?
tbeasley123Asked:
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billmercerCommented:
I don't know of a way to completely remove the messaging functionality, but you can easily disable it in the client settings. Look under Advanced Settings, Receive Broadcast Messages. You can set this to allow all messages, only those coming from a server, or none.

If someone tries to send a message to a client that has this turned off, they receive a warning.
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nsilicaneCommented:
You should be able to see the Groupwise Messenger in the Add/Remove Programs and remove it that way.  From my experience removing the messenger program causes no problems typically.  Occassionally though I've had to reinstall the Groupwise Client.
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tbeasley123Author Commented:
There is nothing in my add/remove programs for Groupwise Messenger, only have Groupwise in add/remove.

Is it possible to go somwhere in the registry to disable this feature?  Ormaybe to only allow system messages and no user messages
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PsiCopCommented:
It's been awhile since I had my hands in Messenger... but I seem to recall that you can go into the Messenger Server configuration and limit who can use the service.
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LudiciousCommented:
Try CleanIt

http://www.messagingarchitects.com/en/emailessentials/

It has an option to remove Messenger.
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billmercerCommented:
Rather than disabling/uninstalling the messenger, why not just start using the messenger's logging features? The first time you send someone a complete copy of one of their inane IM conversations and tell them that it's intended for work use only, you should see a marked improvement.

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tbeasley123Author Commented:
Maybe I need to clarify this a little bit.   What I want to unistall or restrict usage of is the messaging feature built into the Novell Client.



I am using groupwise messenger but instead the system message feature built into the Novell client.

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