Learn how to disable Windows Messenger in Windows 7.
If you enable this setting, Windows Messenger will not run.
If you disable or do not configure this setting, Windows Messenger can be used.
Note: If you enable this setting, Remote Assistance also cannot use Windows Messenger.
Note: This setting is available under both Computer Configuration and User Configuration. If both are present, the Computer Configuration version of this setting takes precedence.
Disable Windows Messenger
- Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.
Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.
- Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and then select Windows Messenger in the left column of the Group Policy editor.
- Double-click Do not allow Windows Messenger to be run in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
- Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.
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