Hosting Chat Communities

Connect a Chat Community to a Server

Adding a chat community to a server gives your users access to that chat community.

To connect a chat community to a server:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to the IRCX folder for the server you want to host the chat community.


    1. Server_name
    2. Protocols
    3. IRCX
  3. Right-click IRCX, and then click Properties.
  4. On the General tab, click Add.
  5. In Add community, select the name of the chat community you want to add to this server from the list.
  6. Click Enable server to host this chat community.
  7. In IP address, select:
  8. Note   Steps 8 through 10 are unnecessary if the IP address you choose in step 7 and the default port, 6667, are acceptable. If you don't use the Advanced button, the port for the chat community is set to the default.

  9. To set the port for the chat community, click Advanced.
  10. To edit the settings for the community's IP address, click Edit.
  11. Note   To add an additional IP address for the community, click Add.

  12. In Edit Identity, in TCP port, type a port number.
  13. Note   The TCP port setting box accepts any port number from 1 to 65535. Microsoft Chat 2.5 supports ports numbered from 6000 to 7000. Other chat clients support other port numbers.

  14. In Advanced, verify that the IP address and TCP port you configured for the community are listed, and then click OK.
  15. On the Chat Community tab, in Maximum total connections type the number of allowable client connections for the chat community on this server.
  16. Note   The number allowed in Maximum total connections ranges from 0 to 99,999.

    Important   You can also set Maximum total connections for a chat community on the community's General tab. If the Maximum total connections value set on the Chat Community tab differs from the Maximum total connections value set on the General tab, the lesser value is used.