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Hello, i run a small company with several employees, I need to be able to limit their use of the msn messenger, is there a way i can make their accounts so their not able to download the messenger dmg and use the messenger, i keep deleting it and tehy keep downloading it and running it,,then they simply thro the dmg away, someone please asist me


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Hello, i run a small company with several employees, I need to be able to limit their use of the msn messenger, is there a way i can make their accounts so their not able to download the messenger dmg and use the messenger, i keep deleting it and tehy keep downloading it and running it,,then they simply thro the dmg away, someone please asist me

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I don't know a lot about this but I know that can do something along these lines by turning on parental control in SYSTEM PREFERENCES>ACCOUNTS. This gives you the option to specify what applications people can use..

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thanxs rimmer i did do that already,,, but tmy problem is that they can still dowload the dmg and use it from there, is there a way to stop them from downloading it....and installing it...
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If you have their accounts set so they cannot administer the computer, and you are using the Parental Control so that they can only use specific software (the administrator checks off the apps that each Limited user can run), then make sure than ONLY the apps you want them to access are checked. Even if they download software again, they cannot just start using it (it's not auto-allowed).

Now if they do have limited accounts and are still using software that their account settings do not specifically allow, then it seems to me that they must know an administrator's password (or even the root password). Attempts to run a prohibited program will bring up an option to authorize the user to run it anyways by an admin name/password entry.
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thanxs for responding... but for some reason, with parental control activated, they cannot use the messenger that is in the administrator folder, but they can download the dmg from a site and activate it from the dowload.. that what im trying o stop..
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thanxs for responding... but for some reason, with parental control activated, they cannot use the messenger that is in the administrator folder, but they can download the dmg from a site and activate it from the dowload.. that what im trying o stop..
I've experimented with this a bit here, and sorry, but that is simply wrong. If your employee's accounts do NOT have admin privileges, and if the parental controls are turned on AND set to ONLY allow access to specific apps, and if these controls are set consistently for each user, and MSN Messenger is NOT one of the permitted apps, then the only way they can still be running it after downloading it is because they know an admin name/password.

Look... if you don't believe me, create a new account and experiment with it. Barring that, my only other suggestion is to exercise your rights as their employer and start firing people for violating policy. I can assure you THAT will get some attention and compliance.
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thanxs rimmer i did do that already,,, but tmy problem is that they can still dowload the dmg and use it from there, is there a way to stop them from downloading it....and installing it...
Download it and install it yourself then Parental control that Application so they can't use it. Looks like it should work..

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