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A third party vendor has suggested killing CTFMON.EXE with this line in our logon script:
taskkill /im ctfmon.exe /f
But I think this is causing unwanted side effects, like at least on one desktop running Windows 7 x64 the VOIP application is not functioning. Am I right to suspect this as a cause?
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by:EshuunDara
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Not likely.  That feature is used by the Microsoft Office Language bar and the Alternative Language Input features.  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282599

You can kill it if you're not in a multi-language environment without issues.
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As I read that article, it seems to imply that you should NOT kill the service, but remove the Alternative Text Services running through CFTMON.EXE. They specifically say that you should not remove the file as it will cause "problematic behavior".
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The answer pointed to research that contradicted itself
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