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Steady State and Windows Live Messenger RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    I have an Internet Cafe - We have "public" accounts on the PCs which are admin
    accounts but with restrictions imposed using Windows Steady State.

    When a user double clicks on Live Messenger - then double clicks again before Live Messenger
    opens .... Live Messenger then simply refuses to open ... until the "public" account is logged off and logged back on.
    PCs are running XP Home .
    Live Messenger installed on the User Account.

    This is very frustrating for the users & causes unnecessary work for myself.

    Have searched for answers .. but cannot find anything.

    Any help appreciated.
    Gary.
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    • Edited by Sean Zhu - Tuesday, December 29, 2009 6:44 AM edit
    Sunday, December 27, 2009 1:07 PM

Answers

  • Hmmm ....

    Bit hasty there ....

    Looks like it was TWO restrictions ... 

    Prevent access to Windows Explorer features Customise Toolbar, and the Notification Area

    and

    Prevent access to the taskbar


    Tested on one PC only ...

    Will try on all & let you know.
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Tuesday, January 5, 2010 3:58 AM
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 2:47 PM

All replies

  • Hi, have you tried disable all restrictions in Windows SteadyState and see the result? You can first try different restriction level to narrow down the casue.
    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 6:47 AM
  • Thanks for the kick up the backside Sean ....

    I suppose I was "hoping" for an easy answer .... 

    Anyway I did as you said [obvious really] ...  and it seems that the

    Prevent access to Windows Explorer features Customise Toolbar, and the Notification Area          was the offending restriction.

    The hour going through each restriction was well worth the trouble ....   no more Live Messenger problems ...
    [I hope - yet to try on all of the 16 PC's].

    Will let you know.

    Thanks.
    Gary. 
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 2:33 PM
  • Hmmm ....

    Bit hasty there ....

    Looks like it was TWO restrictions ... 

    Prevent access to Windows Explorer features Customise Toolbar, and the Notification Area

    and

    Prevent access to the taskbar


    Tested on one PC only ...

    Will try on all & let you know.
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Tuesday, January 5, 2010 3:58 AM
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 2:47 PM