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  • Does live Mesh have to startup automatically everytime I log into my computer?  I am using a work computer and somtimes want to save stuff to live mesh, but don't want it to open automatically when I get on my computer, incase someone else tries to use my computer, which happens from time to time.

    Is this possible? If it isn't I might have to un-install it from this computer. :(
    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 2:54 PM

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  • FYI to everybody that has posted to this Forum.  I did go into the Windows Defender and told the program to not allow the Live Mesh to startup each time the computer starts up.  After I did that Live Mesh has not automatically opened.  So in other words, if you are having problems with Live Mesh opening automatically and don't want it to, then open Windows Defender, go to Tools and then go to Software Explorer.  Scroll down to the Microsoft Corporation section and then select Live Mesh.  Then go to the Bottom Right hand corner of the dialog box and select Disable.  This should completely solve everything you need to do WITHOUT going in to the Registry.  I believe other software programs can probably do this, but Windows Defender was my weapon of choice.

    • Marked as answer by garber2007 Tuesday, June 24, 2008 6:57 PM
    Tuesday, June 24, 2008 6:57 PM

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  • You can sign out of Live Mesh from the client or select to work offline. Right click on the system tray to select either option.
    I don't think that there is a way to prevent it from starting up when you boot/log in at this point.

    From the Help text:

    Click your name at the top of the notifier to access these options:

    • Work offline. Continue to work with and edit files in Live Mesh folders on your computer, even when you're not connected to the Internet. Learn more about working offline.
    • Sign out. Log out of Live Mesh if you're at a public or shared computer and have finished using the service.
    • Exit. Quits the Live Mesh software on your device and closes the notifier and removes it from your taskbar. To reopen the Live Mesh software and restore the notifier in your taskbar, click Start, click All Programs, then click Live Mesh. You'll need to sign in again using your Windows Live ID.

    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 4:16 PM
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  • I seen that you replied to the forum question, and had a questions for you know.  If I Sign out, will the internet connections still be connected.  Why I say this, is because, the company I work for look at how much we use the internet and what sites we get on, on a monthly basis.  I'm trying to stay off of the internet as much as possible.

    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 5:54 PM
  • Hi garber2007,

    Live Mesh is an application that runs in the Windows user session.  It is designed to always run at user login.  To gain the security you're interested in you have three options (depending on your circumstances):

    1. Don’t configure Live Mesh to sign you in automatically (in the notifier, click on your name at the top and select Sign Out, then when you sign back in, uncheck the "Sign me in automatically" box);
    2. Lock the Windows PC so other users can’t access Live Mesh (or the files on the device);
    3. Log out of the Windows PC so other users use have to use a different windows account.

    I hope that helps.

    Ben.

    • Marked as answer by Ben [Live Mesh] Tuesday, June 3, 2008 9:32 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by garber2007 Monday, June 9, 2008 1:02 PM
    • Marked as answer by Ben [Live Mesh] Monday, June 9, 2008 6:44 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by garber2007 Monday, June 9, 2008 7:38 PM
    • Marked as answer by Ben [Live Mesh] Monday, June 9, 2008 10:17 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Ben [Live Mesh] Monday, June 9, 2008 10:17 PM
    • Proposed as answer by jsbenjamin Tuesday, June 10, 2008 5:52 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Ben [Live Mesh] Tuesday, June 10, 2008 6:21 PM
    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 9:32 PM
  • Hi garber2007,

    In answer to your second question, once you are signed out of Live Mesh, it will no longer sync files, so there shouldn't be any internet traffic.

    Thanks,

    Ben.
    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 9:40 PM
  • Doesn't there have to be at least some traffic to allow the Remote Desktop as a service functionality? Even though that's not tied particularly to an account, but to a machine?
    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 10:04 PM
  • Hi GuyWithDogs,

    You are correct.  I misspoke: While logged out Live Mesh will not be syncing files, but there will still be minimal internet traffic, under some conditions, to keep the Live Mesh Remote Desktop functionality available.

    Sorry for the confusion,

    Ben.
    Thursday, June 5, 2008 8:10 PM
  • garber2007 said:

    Does live Mesh have to startup automatically everytime I log into my computer?  I am using a work computer and somtimes want to save stuff to live mesh, but don't want it to open automatically when I get on my computer, incase someone else tries to use my computer, which happens from time to time.

    Is this possible? If it isn't I might have to un-install it from this computer. :(

    Start ,run, type msconfig, it's under start up, untick it then restart.  I did it to the laptops :)  You wont get it bothering you at all, when you do need it just start it from all programs.

    • Edited by Wicklow Monday, June 9, 2008 4:32 AM typo
    • Proposed as answer by garber2007 Monday, June 9, 2008 1:02 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by garber2007 Tuesday, June 10, 2008 6:20 PM
    • Proposed as answer by garber2007 Tuesday, June 10, 2008 6:20 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by garber2007 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 4:40 PM
    Monday, June 9, 2008 4:31 AM
  • I tried to type in msconfig just like you done and it said that it couldn't find msconfig.  Give me some more detailed instructions.  Point-to-point, I'm not very good with computers.  Just enough to be dangerous! :)
    Monday, June 9, 2008 1:03 PM
  • Are you comfortable editing the registry? If not, or you don't know what I am talking about, forget it. If you are comfortable editing the registry, moemonitor.exe is in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run.


    doug
    (the Live Mesh SDK doc guy)
    Wednesday, June 11, 2008 3:32 PM
  • I'm comfortable editing.  Do you just deleted the moemonitor.exe file or what?
    Wednesday, June 11, 2008 3:36 PM
  • No! Do NOT delete the .exe file. You won't be able to run Mesh again after you do that. (cuz it'll be gone. :))

    You can download Autoruns from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx This little tool does the great service of showing you everything that can start automatically on your system.

    Once you've opened the Application, give it 5 seconds or so to finish populating the lists, and then press CTRL+F to open the find dialog.
    Type "MOE" in the search and press enter.
    The highlight should find "MoeMonitor.exe" and have the same icon as the Mesh icon in your systray, down by the clock. If there's another "moe" application on your system, click Find Next again until you have located it.
    Clear the checkbox for MoeMonitor.exe


    That'll prevent it Mesh from starting automatically. If you ever decide to undo this, just toggle the checkbox.

    Hope that Helps!

    • Marked as answer by Ben [Live Mesh] Tuesday, June 24, 2008 6:39 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by garber2007 Tuesday, June 24, 2008 6:57 PM
    • Proposed as answer by garber2007 Tuesday, June 24, 2008 6:57 PM
    Wednesday, June 11, 2008 4:00 PM
  • Can I do the same thing through Windows Defender?
    Wednesday, June 11, 2008 4:03 PM
  • FYI to everybody that has posted to this Forum.  I did go into the Windows Defender and told the program to not allow the Live Mesh to startup each time the computer starts up.  After I did that Live Mesh has not automatically opened.  So in other words, if you are having problems with Live Mesh opening automatically and don't want it to, then open Windows Defender, go to Tools and then go to Software Explorer.  Scroll down to the Microsoft Corporation section and then select Live Mesh.  Then go to the Bottom Right hand corner of the dialog box and select Disable.  This should completely solve everything you need to do WITHOUT going in to the Registry.  I believe other software programs can probably do this, but Windows Defender was my weapon of choice.

    • Marked as answer by garber2007 Tuesday, June 24, 2008 6:57 PM
    Tuesday, June 24, 2008 6:57 PM
  • Part of the problem of suppressing Live Mesh is the huge number of registry entries it creates.  Here are just a few of them I found on my computer by searching the registry for the partial term moemonitor:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{41E4A100-970C-11D9-95AC-000CF11FD5CF}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\MoeMonitor.exe

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{41E4A101-970C-11D9-95AC-000CF11FD5CF}\LocalServer32

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{41E4A100-970C-11D9-95AC-000CF11FD5CF}\1.0\0\win32


    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\AppID\{41E4A100-970C-11D9-95AC-000CF11FD5CF}

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\AppID\MoeMonitor.exe

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{41E4A101-970C-11D9-95AC-000CF11FD5CF}\LocalServer32

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\TypeLib\{41E4A100-970C-11D9-95AC-000CF11FD5CF}\1.0\0\win32

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache


    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4244564945-496736861-2580125045-3584\Software\Classes\AppID\{41E4A100-970C-11D9-95AC-000CF11FD5CF}

    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4244564945-496736861-2580125045-3584\Software\Classes\AppID\MoeMonitor.exe

    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4244564945-496736861-2580125045-3584\Software\Classes\CLSID\{41E4A101-970C-11D9-95AC-000CF11FD5CF}\LocalServer32

    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4244564945-496736861-2580125045-3584\Software\Classes\TypeLib\{41E4A100-970C-11D9-95AC-000CF11FD5CF}\1.0\0\win32

    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4244564945-496736861-2580125045-3584\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache

    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4244564945-496736861-2580125045-3584_Classes\AppID\{41E4A100-970C-11D9-95AC-000CF11FD5CF}

    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4244564945-496736861-2580125045-3584_Classes\AppID\MoeMonitor.exe

    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4244564945-496736861-2580125045-3584_Classes\CLSID\{41E4A101-970C-11D9-95AC-000CF11FD5CF}\LocalServer32

    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4244564945-496736861-2580125045-3584_Classes\TypeLib\{41E4A100-970C-11D9-95AC-000CF11FD5CF}\1.0\0\win32

    In terms of number of registry entries, I think Live Mesh may take the award for "chattiest interactive application ever created by Microsoft" which says a lot since I've been using Windows since 1986 :-)


    Fred Morrison
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 1:15 PM