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    IM for staff use

    Many times staff seem to be using email as instant messaging (IM) system.

    Has anoyone here implented a proper IM system using either MS Exchange Server 2000 or Live Communications Server? Do any of the Lnux schools use Jabber?

    Do you bother with logging?

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    Re: IM for staff use

    If you have exchange then it support a local windows messenger system.

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    Re: IM for staff use

    ^^ Exchange 2003 doesnt - u need Live Communication Server

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    Re: IM for staff use

    What about wildfire im server and spark client from http://www.jivesoftware.org/ ?

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    Re: IM for staff use

    I've set up and used live communication server, it’s great. I would recommend it. You can use GPO to lock down messenger

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    Re: IM for staff use

    never used it, and got no reason to install it at work cos no way am i letting the kids loose on Messenger!!

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    Re: IM for staff use

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    What about wildfire im server and spark client from http://www.jivesoftware.org/ ?

    Ben

    We use that here, well I do and the other ICT teachers. Never really deployed it site wide. Works fine as far as I have tested - LDAP authentication to AD server. Runs on a Win 2003 server with the spark clients on XP.

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    Re: IM for staff use

    fooby: cool what do you find it's good for just chatting or for a better ict support response?

    I was wondering about using an xmpp server for a live help system.

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    Re: IM for staff use

    Hmm don't know really. We were thinking of adding IM to all staff desktops. But really I don't want to provide and instant response - rather have a helpdesk website. Live help means live interruptions all day, mostly i'm there sorting the network I would rather the technicians do the IM however they are off fixing hardware issues elsewhere. I can see teacher to teacher it might be useful though.

    Having just the head of dept IM'ing me is bad enough..... 170 (ish) staff doing the same? nightmare.

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    Re: IM for staff use

    hench the busy, icon on messenger. All on the help side you can do the whole remote desktop sharing.

    tom

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