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    Starting a service... (Messenger)

    I need to start the messenger service on all machines, but it's currently set at disabled. Is there any way to do this with GP? From a script? or have I got to visit each machine?

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    Computer config- windows settings - security - systems services

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    Is there any way to do it with a script? There are reasons why I ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Is there any way to do it with a script? There are reasons why I ask.
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    sc.exe config "Messenger" start= Automatic
    Batch file it, sc.exe is located in the Windows Resource Kit.

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    So, excuse me if this is a daft question, but would I have to push out sc.exe to the stations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    So, excuse me if this is a daft question, but would I have to push out sc.exe to the stations?
    could you not shove it in the sys vol folder or somewhere all pc's can access it then in the path to launch it you would just use the full path to the sc.exe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    So, excuse me if this is a daft question, but would I have to push out sc.exe to the stations?
    You might find sc.exe installed on the machines. Try it on one. Just open cmd.exe and type sc.exe you should see output.

    Certain SP's had sc.exe attached to them.

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    I think I mistook you, sorry.

    From the server, or any other machine with sp.exe, I would create a batch file such as:

    sc.exe \\machine-01 config "Messenger" start= Automatic
    sc.exe \\machine-02 config "Messenger" start= Automatic
    sc.exe \\machine-03 config "Messenger" start= Automatic

    or am I wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    I think I mistook you, sorry.

    From the server, or any other machine with sp.exe, I would create a batch file such as:

    sc.exe \\machine-01 config "Messenger" start= Automatic
    sc.exe \\machine-02 config "Messenger" start= Automatic
    sc.exe \\machine-03 config "Messenger" start= Automatic

    or am I wrong?
    Never tried it remotely, however it is supposed to work remotely. I just batch the command as I typed into a login script, and executed a mass administrator login to apply, followed by a reboot and removed it.

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    I created a vbscript that started the service then added it to a computer startup GPO. With enough time all of the machines will start and load it up. This is what I put in my code.

    net start messenger

    Hope this helps
    Last edited by itdesk; 4th December 2009 at 11:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itdesk View Post
    I created a vbscript that started the service then added it to a computer startup GPO. With enough time all of the machines will start and load it up. This is what I put in my code.

    net start messenger

    Hope this helps
    1. if you use net start messenger does that enable the service as well

    2. if you only used net start messenger then it is more likely it was a bat unless you used wscript or something similiar to exec or run it or using the methods to launch and use command prompt commands

    just thoughts as I could be corrected

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    Off Topic: Why are you wanting to start the service?
    Last edited by p858snake; 5th December 2009 at 01:45 AM. Reason: fixing spelling/grammar

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    Yes sorry its a .bat file

    It would appear that the service starts automatically each time the computer starts. I have it as a gpo so it is told to start each time the computer boots.

    Try it on a test pc.

    I started this service because a client was moved from a room and no one told me. I used net send to send a message to that computer asking the next person who logged on to email the location of the computer.

    hope this helps

    Just found another thread that might be of even more use to you:

    how to disable the messenger service from the server

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    Quote Originally Posted by p858snake View Post
    Off Topic: ut why are you wanting to start the service?
    Required for print management software that will not send messages through its own messaging service. It's a bit of a workaround it seems. Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Required for print management software that will not send messages through its own messaging service. It's a bit of a workaround it seems. Why?
    Do you know it has been stripped from 7? If you upgrade in the feature you will face problems.



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