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Preventing Nasty Broadcast Messages

Novell Cool Solutions: Tip
By Daren Petersen

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Posted: 3 Feb 2003

We've found that some students are right-clicking on the red N in the sys tray then choosing NetWare Utilities --> Send message. They then type a message (most of the time it's not nice) and send it, and the message gets broadcast to all the computers on our network.

We turn it off like this:

  1. Right-click on the N.
  2. Click on Novell Client Properties.
  3. Click on Advanced Menu Settings.
  4. Scroll down and click on Show Novell system Tray Icon.
  5. Change the setting from on to off.
  6. Click ok, close all windows and reboot.

That will take the red N out of the sys tray.

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