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Disable Windows Messenger in Outlook (All Windows) Popular

This setting can be used to disable the integration of Windows (MSN) Messenger so that is does not start when using Microsoft Outlook.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "ForceDisableIM" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|ForceDisableIMREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Ou...|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook\
InstantMessaging]
Value Name: ForceDisableIM
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: 1 = enable restriction

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: March 5, 2003