Disable windows messenger 8.5 from running
Posted on 2009-02-09
I've been tying to find a solution for disabling the latest messenger from running as punishment for my daughters ....
My problem is the 2 methods i can find don't work for vista.
method 1: Using GPO and disabling it from running in GPedit.msc doesn't stop the latest messenger from starting mearly the messenger included with the OS.. I've enabled the policy to no affect.
Method 2: Again using the registry to add a dword to the policy section of the software key of HKLM to disable messenger from running. I assume this is the same as method 1 but just done manually via the registry.
How can i do this in Vista most tutorials only have info on XP.
Can i define a policy to stop the exe running ? can i add some entries to the hosts file to stop comms? any suggestions successes would be greatly appreciated