surpress iMessage setup in messages app


I have been scratching my head on this one for a while now. We are getting ready to deploy Mountain Lion, and a lot of our users use jabber in iChat in Lion that they will need to use in messages as well. I created a configuration profile to create their jabber account automatically, but I can not figure out how to disable the initial iMessage pop-up that appears the first time you open the messages app for the life of me. It isn't a *huge* deal, but we have iMessage blocked here and it is not approved for use, so I don't want to give the users the change to set it up. Any ideas?



New Contributor II

I too have this challenge at the moment - I've already rolled out ML however, and need to stop this prompt from coming up on users' logins every day!

New Contributor III

Did anyone find a solution to this problem?

New Contributor III


would be interested because we take out AppleGothic from fonts, and without iMessage setup dismissed it makes unusable presumably because the setup UI uses that font and it just sulks.