How do I get the messenger service to start automatically using Group Policy?

I'm trying to get the net send tool to work on all the domain desktops and I figured out that I need the messenger service running on the machines.  I am trying to use group policy to accomplish this.  I choose the option to start the service automatically, but it doesn't start after a reboot.  I have to go in and still start it up manually.  I think I have correctly created and configured the messenger service policy in the domain policy object b/c it changes the service from "disabled" to "automatic", but it doesn't actually start the service.
AAIAdminAsked:
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Henrik JohanssonSystems engineerCommented:
Do you see anything in systemlog when the service doesn't start?
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LaxmangCommented:
If you dont want to go for group policy
you can still do it using logon script
Add below command lines to logon script batch file.

@echo off
sc config Messenger start= auto
net start Messenger
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abolinhasCommented:
On GPO go to:
Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\System Services

Double Click the Messenger Service
Check off Define this policy setting
Set it to Automatic
Click OK


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