Blocking a user from using MS Messenger

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Hi We have a few users that are spending an extraorinary amount of time using MSN messenger. Does anyone know how I can block one user from accessing the program, while allowing other users to continue with access (We use it for communication with some customers) The only info I have been able to find so far involves blocking the PC - by editing the registry - or blocking all users. Thanks Kas
ASKED: September 20, 2006  6:11 AM
UPDATED: September 20, 2006  4:54 PM

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This is not directly in answer to your question, but I have put monitoring software (tcpdump) watching a user’s IP address and then massaging the output to provide HR with definitive evidence of misconduct.

However, I wouldn’t touch anything like that without HR’s blessing. I don’t need a lawsuit in my life.

As for other approaches – You can simply configure a router or firewall to block the traffic – just sniff it first to make sure you have all the right values.
If you’re in a DHCP environment, configure the DHCP server to lock down the user’s IP address to a known value to keep them from moving around.

Bob

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