How do I disable SEND MESSAGE on the Client?

  • 10020789
  • 1.0.37651526.2390838
  • 02-Nov-1999
  • 13-May-2002

Goal

How do I disable SEND MESSAGE on the Client?

Fact

Novell Client 3.3 for Windows 95/98

Novell Client 4.8 for Windows NT/2000

Novell Client 4.6 SP2 for Windows NT

Symptom

The clients are sending messages out onto the network, when they shouldn't be allowed to do so.

Cause

By default the SEND MESSAGE option is enabled when the Client is installed.

Fix

To disable the settings go to the Advanced Menu Settings Tab of the Novell NetWare Client properties, select the desired Send Message setting(s), and set to Off. This is done on a workstation basis.

This change can be automatically set in the Registry by running a text file in the login script with the .REG extension that contains the text as follows:

Win95/98
REGEDIT

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Network\Novell\System Config\Network Provider\Menu Items\Send Message]
"Enable Send Message Dialog"="NO"
"Enable Send Message to Server Dialog"="NO"
"Enable Send Message to User Dialog"="NO"

NT/2000
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Novell\Network Provider\Menu Items\Send Message]
"Enable Send Message Dialog"="NO"
"Enable Send Message to Server Dialog"="NO"
"Enable Send Message to User Dialog"="NO"

1.  Highlight the Menu Items directory.  Go to Registry | Export Registry File, save the .REG file to a mapped network directory.
2.  Within Notepad, edit the saved .REG file.  Keep only the settings to be changed.  Save and exit Notepad.
2.  Edit the login script:

Example:  

@regedit /s [path to saved .REG file]

3.  When users login they will silently receive the update to their Registry.