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    Removal of Windows Messenger.

    Hi All,

    Can anyone help me out with a script that I can run on my Win2K3 / XP and 2K domain that will remove MSN messenger?

    * 60 nodes need MSN removing.

    The easiest way. Please spoon feed me

    Many tx

    EN4

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    Quote Originally Posted by EN4 View Post
    Can anyone help me out with a script that I can run on my Win2K3 / XP and 2K domain that will remove MSN messenger?
    Could you simply restrict the executable from running with a GPO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Could you simply restrict the executable from running with a GPO?

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    Hi David,

    i did this, but it still runs on some of the boxes! Any ideas?

    Thanks

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    Put in a hash rule or a path rule to the exe in software restrictions policy or put a nfts permission with the ad group with a deny all in a gpo

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    Quote Originally Posted by EN4 View Post
    i did this, but it still runs on some of the boxes!
    Hash rule - that's what I meant, thanks ful56_uk. If you've set a hash rule up and it's stopped messenger running on some workstations then maybe other workstations have different versions of messenger - you could try setting up a hash rule for the executables you find on those workstations too?

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    other workstations have different versions
    This will be the problem. I often find this an issue with software restriction policies.

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    Path rule will do the job. If they installed live measanger then I know that install into a different folder than normal measanger put a path rule on both

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    We run the following script on a machine before its imaged. It removes it from the machine

    Code:
    'xp_messsenger_remove.vbs - Removes Windows Messenger from Windows XP
    ' Doug Knox - 3/30/02
    'Downloaded from www.dougknox.com
    
    Option Explicit
    On Error Resume Next
    
    'Dimension variables
    Dim WSHShell, MyBox, p1, q1, rcmd
    Dim jobfunc
    
    'Set the Windows Script Host Shell and assign values to variables
    Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    p1 = "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Hide Messenger"
    q1 = 2
    rcmd = "RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\inf\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove"
    
    'Create or change the Hide Messenger value
    WSHShell.RegWrite p1, q1
    
    'Run the uninstall command
    WshShell.Run(rcmd)
    Last edited by networkingNut; 28th June 2010 at 10:52 AM.

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    Hi

    I use a path rule and it stops the kids using it. The only problem is you have to put a path rule in for the paths and name of different versions.

    Richard

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