disable access to MSN messenger

By choy.waigiat ·
how do I prevent the users from accessing msn messenger, yahoo messenger and all other IM program. Can I set policy in Windows Server 2003 to disable their access to these IM program.

thanks and regards,

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Disable MSN Messenger

by Rjae In reply to disable access to MSN mes ...

This might not be helpful, or it may of had already been thought of. but the easiest way would of been to not include it in the install of windows, the only way i can think of now is manually removing MSN messenger from the ADD/REMOVE windows components and then setting a policy that would restrict user access to that area.

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The most simple prevention

by devel In reply to disable access to MSN mes ...

Enter to window firewall and disable
all messengers (remove it from exception list).

But you can disable only full executable programs from firewall.
You can not prevent users to use browser based messengers such as , until you disable browsers.

To prevent the usage of such browser based msns, you should disable javascript usage from internet options for IE and in the same option from other available browsers.


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