Have you tried setting NTFS permissions on your "C:\Program Files\Messenger" folder or perhaps even only on the "msmsgs.exe" file? Obviously you must have NTFS as your file system? Remove the "users group" and add only the users that you want to give permission to MSN Messenger. (right click file or folder > Properties > Security).
I figure out...for 30min....then...No Luck...let me show u screentshot here. I did right click Folder "MESSENGER" then No TAB Security i can't find it. BUT I'm using NTFS. i'm frustated with it....last weekend i format FAT32 switch to NTFS thats why.
Originally posted by eNuffSaid You do NOT have to "share" the folder or executable, you must set NTFS permissions (security tab) if you don't want (certain) local users to access the file / folder.
Right click the file / folder you want to set NTFS permissions on > Properties > Security > remove the "Users" group and add the users you want to allow MSN usage.
eNuffSaid - I don't think His problem is restricting access to messenger. I think he's saying that the limited account users can't use it and he wants them to be able to.
speedrayo - I had the same problem at one point. It happened when I installed an newer version of messenger from a file I downloaded instead of from the prompt I got from messenger saying that there was a new version.
To fix the problem, I temporarily made the limited account users admistrators and installed messenger under their accounts and then switched them back to limited users. That cleared up the problem and they could use messenger again.
You are right....thats what i did delete user limited...then...create again...temporary admin...switch them back to limited users then... tahts work messeger....one problem is...I turn on GUEST by xp default...i can't account type admin for GUEST...no solve problem But I guess NTFS is suck...some day...i will re format NTFS to FAT32...i'm not happy with NTFS.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS