Re: Pix Firewall: How to Block MSN?

From: Lars M. Hansen (badnews_at_hansenonline.net)
Date: 10/12/04


Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 08:22:22 -0400

On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 08:03:32 -0400, Lars M. Hansen spoketh

>
>It's easier to prevent the use of MSN Messenger (or Windows Messenger as
>it is called in Windows XP) by using Group Policies. There's a specific
>setting in "Computer Settings->Administrative Templates->Windows
>Components->Windows Messenger" called "Do not allow Windows Messenger to
>run". By enabling this in a GP that's distributed to all workstations,
>your problem will go away without having to track down dozens of login
>servers for MSN ...
>

Correction. This will only prevent the default "Windows Messenger" from
running. The MSN messenger is a separate installed program, and the
above will not stop it from running ... my bad.

I'd suggest having the software removed from the computers...

Lars M. Hansen
http://www.hansenonline.net
(replace 'badnews' with 'news' in e-mail address)



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