How to turn off Windows Messanger Service

IceDigger

Founder
Staff member
Go to control panel, admin, services, messenger

press stop and put it to disable

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Pearl Jammzz

Established Member
Thankee Ice-san...this is the only thingthat I have found that is harder to find then in WinXP...in WinXP you can just right-click on my computer and get to it there, easy aye? But ya, thanks man, appreciate it.
 
It has nothing to do with Windows Messenger. It's a built in function of Windows itself. I can't remember the specific purpose for it being there, but it's nothing worth worrying about.
 
Its purpose is to allow broadcasting messages in an intranet, like.. when an admin has to restart a server, he could broadcast a message so that everybody can backup their work
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schi0249

Mid Boss
That is the confusing part. There is Windows Messanger and windows messanging. To different utilites with differnt purposes. Yet very similar names. Windows messanging is a real pain. I turned it off on all my 2k or highr machines.
 
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