Re-enable Messenger

  curlylad 12:53 02 Feb 05

I disabled Windows Messenger some time ago , but now I need to take remote assistance of a pals PC to remove some registry nasties.To do this I need to re-enable my Windows Messenger so how do I do this please ?

Win XP.

Thanks in advance !

  Technotiger 12:59 02 Feb 05

Hi, just do a Search for Messenger then click on the icon and follow instrs.


  BH34 13:04 02 Feb 05

Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maitenance ->
Administrative Tools -> Services

2. Scroll down and highlight "Messenger".

3. Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.

4. Under Startup Type choose 'Automatic' from the drop down menu.

5. Click OK

  Djohn 13:05 02 Feb 05

If you disabled messenger by this method then its simply a reverse of the instructions below.

1. Click Start->Settings ->Control Panel

2. Click Administrative Tools

3. Click Services

4. Double click Services Scroll

5. down and highlight "Messenger"

6. Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.

7. Click the STOP button.

8. Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar

9. Click OK

  Technotiger 13:06 02 Feb 05

That's a bit drastic - curlywhirly didn't uninstall - only dasabled Msgr, very easy to re-establish from Search in XP.

  Technotiger 13:36 02 Feb 05

Correct - curlylad is asking about Windows Messenger.

curlylad - sorry mate, I called you curlywhirly in error :-(


  curlylad 11:14 03 Feb 05

Followed what you said and found the link via search.Re-enabled windows messenger and added my pals email address to my contacts list.

Now to take control of his PC remotely what do I do next ?

  BH34 15:48 03 Feb 05

To create a new connection
Open Remote Desktop Connection.

In Computer, type a computer name or IP address. The computer can be a terminal server or it can be a computer running Windows Professional or Server that has Remote Desktop enabled and for which you have Remote Desktop permissions.

Click Connect.

The Log On to Windows dialog box appears.

In the Log On to Windows dialog box, type your user name, password, and domain (if required), and then click OK.


To open Remote Desktop Connection, click Start, point to Programs or All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.

  Technotiger 15:55 03 Feb 05

Hi, glad you got it up and running again - sorry I can't help with remote assistance as I have never tried it, except to say that I believe you can get at it under the Actions menu. Just click on it and see what happens, that's what I always do :-) Failing that, I would advise you to start a new thread with the title "Remote Assist - How? Please" I am sure that will get you all the help you need.

Cheers and Good luck.

  Technotiger 15:56 03 Feb 05

See, I told you so - they have beaten me to it before I have even posted. :-))

  Bagsey 17:59 03 Feb 05

Just as a matter of interest I found that I was getting masses of porn messages when messenger was operative so I now have a very small program to enable and disable it called SHOOT THE MESSENGER I found it on google. Very small download.

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