Solved

LAN Messenger Recommendation.

Posted on 2007-11-15
10
1,636 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-12
I would like to get messenger system on our Intranet. dont like msn/yahoo/aol etecetera for some obvious reasons.

Would like to know some pro's and con's for
Office communicator vs Radmin Messenger Vs lan messenger Vs Vypress Messenger.

Cost is not a huge factor but something reasonable. also looking for Mac OSX compatbility.
0
Comment
Question by:rdvarghese
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +3
10 Comments
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:carcenea
carcenea earned 100 total points
ID: 20291871
My company uses Openfire for our messenger server. It's real easy to setup and real stable. If wanted it can also integrate with AD for authentication. Spark is the client that's made for the openfire server, but we use pidgin because it's very lightweight.  Spark uses 50MB of memory while pidgin uses only 20MB. Also, if you use pidgin with the Openfire server use the XMPP setting when configuring the client.

Hope this helps!
0
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
tvman_od earned 150 total points
ID: 20291879
I'd go for some sort of Jabber IM. Open protocol, free and commertial servers and clients.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:David Scott, MCSE
ID: 20292308
i also use openfire server for lan IM.  I use spark as my client.  

you can get openfire and spark for free here:

http://www.igniterealtime.org/
0
The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

 

Author Comment

by:rdvarghese
ID: 20292661
if we setup a openfire server then - Can the users logon to Jabber Client like spark using their AD logon? or do they still need to register with Jabber and obtain a jabbar ID.

we have 150 users so registering on jabber is not something that we want but i would like to know on what the server can do ?

0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:David Scott, MCSE
ID: 20292795
no, you can have openfire authenticate against AD.  take a look on that site and you'll find how to have it do that during the install
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:tvman_od
ID: 20292890
AD authentication is done using LDAP protocol. So the IM server is connecting to ldap running on AD for users authorization and authentication. Consider possible secutity issues,  IM may send passwords in plain text format which could be captured in the network.
0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:bigjimbo813
bigjimbo813 earned 100 total points
ID: 20296293
We use POD. You can tie outside IM clients if you choose.

I used to be anti-IM for obvious reasons, but when you deal withoutside clients it is nice to have the ability to  contact them for a quick message.

MSN has a tool that you can integrate for internal chat only.
I used Jabber 5 years ago and was never a big fan of it.
0
 
LVL 12

Assisted Solution

by:David Scott, MCSE
David Scott, MCSE earned 150 total points
ID: 20297834
In windows there is winchat.exe.  Its a very basic messaging system.  Check out this article:

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=552&tag=nl.e064

its a Tech Republic link i'm not sure you might need a free login
0
 

Author Comment

by:rdvarghese
ID: 20303422
tested a lot of them and i think vypress chat is really a good one for our needs. this one doesnt need internet or any login registration.

thanks for the suggestions.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:cdesigner
ID: 21751415
0

Featured Post

Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In a recent article here at Experts Exchange (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/18880/PaperPort-14-in-Windows-10-A-First-Look.html), I discussed my nine-month sandbox testing of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, specifically with respect to r…
In this article we have discussed about the OS X EI Capitan and how to fix Wi-Fi issue in OS X El Capitan. We have explained how to delete system level preferences and create a new Wi-Fi location to resolve Wi-Fi issue.
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question