Disabling the Messenger Service

Note: This service is used to transmit administrative messages, such as those pertaining to print jobs and system status. Disabling this service will not affect any instant messanging software or chat clients e.g. AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, or MSN Messenger.


1. From the Administrative tools control panel, select “Services” and locate the “Messenger ” service.

2. Double click on the “Messenger” service to open the properties window.

3. Change the “Startup type” to “Disabled” and press the “Stop” button under the “Service Status”

4. Press “OK” to close the window and save your settings.