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3-3-03, 11:07 AM
I have "inherited" a small intranet and am wondering if any of you out there may know of an easy to use intranet instant messenger type program for a WinN.T. server. All clients on the network have outisde E-mail accounts, but I don't want to use a web based I.M. service.
Thought this would be the best place to ask for advice.
3-3-03, 12:55 PM
I thought that NT Server had something like this built in.
My company uses Sametime, which is basically AOL's corporate version of AOL Instant Messenger. It can connect to a regular AIM account or not (configurable server-side, I'm assuming) and behaves fairly well. Hasn't crashed yet, at least, though it has some annoyances.
otherwise, net send! drop to dos (cmd) and type:
net send [computername] [message] and it pops up a dialogue box with the message. It's fun setting up an infinite looping batch file spamming someone's computer. :)
What's really fun is to name your computer 127.0.0.1. muhaha
3-4-03, 03:06 PM
Neat, but I don't think I would have much success in trying to teach anyone here how to work from the dos prompt. I am lucky that now I only have to go to the sever two times a week to unlock four accounts.
3-4-03, 05:06 PM
have a look at netmeeting and chat, you can use this on intranets
have a dig around in here :
i take it you do not want to set up an exchange server ?
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