Free intranet Chat-Tool like Lync for SBS 2011

Posted on 2011-10-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Dear all,

is there any well working intranet chat suite like Lync or Office Communicator available for SBS 2011 server?

A second W2K8R2 is available.

thank you,


Question by:ChristianWirth
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    Hi Christian,

    Other tool like Lync/Office communicator is as follows:

    Cisco Unified Personal Communicator 7.0
    You can find more details about it at below link:

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    Way more simple, but the most effective, free, and useable with multiple IM clients through XMPP.
    Altough not that many dependencies too :-) It's called Openfire, with many plugins, and less resource-requirements. Web based or standalone client is also available. Works with active directory, like a charm.

    Hope it helps, we are using it for more than 2 years, with 200 users, and without ANY problems.


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    We use achat. It's free, it's beyond easy to setup (no setup) and just needs to be installed on each machine. Works in any OS (windows that is)

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