Thread: Restricting use of MSN Messenger
October 7th, 2002, 07:11 PM #1
Restricting use of MSN Messenger
I have a Windows 98 machine here which I need to completely restrict the use of MSN Messenger on. I need to either;
a) Restrict people from downloading the software that installs MSN Messenger
b) Make it so that the program is inoperable on the machine...
October 7th, 2002, 07:16 PM #2
October 7th, 2002, 07:19 PM #3
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If you were on a domain it would be a little easier with group policies, but win98 isn't the easiest thing in the world to lock down.
Hmmm maybe the IEAK (IE Administration kit) could help but doubting it seeing as you can get MSN Messenger w/o it.
once they have it downloaded and installed if they're not very computer literate you could update the shortcut to open up a small app that pops up an error message that says "Access to this application is denied" lolHelicopters don't fly; they vibrate so much and make so much noise that the earth rejects them.
October 7th, 2002, 07:52 PM #4
At our school they just banned all the microsoft sites with some sort of netnanny...
That stoped us getting it of the net so we brought it in on CD...--
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October 7th, 2002, 08:09 PM #5
Install the free version of ZoneAlarm, set it so that MSN messenger has no internet access, and then put a password on making changes. You could also try blocking the ports that MSN messenger uses.What did a tornado sound like before freight trains were invented?
October 7th, 2002, 09:38 PM #6
You can also make a policy (.pol) file to restrict which software is allowed to run.
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