RE: Instant Messaging

  • From: "Mark Fugatt" <markfu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 15:58:54 -0000

I would recommend you go with Live Communication Server, personally I
don't think Exchange 2000 IM on a Windows 2003 server is a supported

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From: Edwin [mailto:msexchange@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 29 November 2004 15:39
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Instant Messaging

We would like to make use of the MSN Instant messaging service within
our domain.  Our DC's are both Win2K3 standard Edition and our Exchange
Server is Win2K Advanced.


I installed the Instant Messaging software from the Exchange 2000 CD
onto a Win2K3 Standard machine that is a member server.  I understand
that Exchange 2000 is not compatible with Win2K3 however I am not using
the mail services and thought I would give it a try before re-installing
the server I intend to use.


Basically, on the Win2K3 machine I installed the software and System
Manager.  When I go to the "Exchange Features" tab, of the user I intend
to use, I click on "Enable" and I am asked for a IM Home Server.  The
problem is that the "Browse" button is disabled.


Is this because of Win2K vs. Win2K3 with Exchange 2000 (possibly)?  Or
is there a step that I am missing?


P.S. Why not use Exchange 2003?  For licensing reasons.

P.P.S.  Why do you want to use IM?  Because we are currently using an
antiquated version of ICQ Corporate Edition on an old NT4 domain that I
want to get rid of and this will be the final step.

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