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Is there a good Open Source Instant Messenger to install within a corporate/wan environment?

I have been tasked with finding an Instant Messaging solution for a company that has geographically disbursed divisions, all running in a Windows AD environment where each division is a unique domain within the forest.

An open source solution is obviously the cost-effective way to go, but I am sure I can get some excellent suggestions from those that have had experience at implementing a messenger across a WAN.
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This one is awesome! http://www.jabber.com/CE/JabberXCP
OpenFire is the best...i got it working....you can integrate it with AD perfectly
http://www.igniterealtime.org/ 
also you can integrate as many rosters as you want...transports, yahoo, msn, Xammp..icq, aim
all you want...mysql server database..
so perfect..hope you enjoy it..Ahh...also can run as a service.....
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D0MN01 and wdelgadop,

Are both of these free/open source?  Do both give you the ability to deny use with other public messaging protocols (like ICQ, Yahoo, AIM, Windows Messenger,etc.)?
Wrong link, sorry. Should be http://www.jabber.org/
yes....you can allow to use icq, yahoo..etc...or just dont.
no needed to work....just with your AD users..
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Guys,

Thank you kindly for all of your help.  I will look at each of these to see how they are installed, what databases they use, etc.  I have to figure out which one is a better fit for our organization.

Any/all tips or suggestions will be welcome! :-)

I'll disperse the points tomorrow when finalize which product is best.

Thanks again,

Patrick
I have Openfire, and it's working fine for me....just using more less 70 % of what he gots...
William
Hey, which database is easiest to install/maintain?
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