Hosting Chat Communities

Create a Chat Community

A Default-Chat-Network is automatically created for your first Administrative Group when you connect Chat Service. If you need only one chat community at that time, rename the chat community, and then give your chat users access to the newly named chat community by connecting the chat community to a server.

If you need to create a second Administrative Group and chat community, create a container for the Administrative Group, and then create the chat community.

To create a chat community for a selected Administrative Group:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. In the Console Tree, right-click Chat Communities, click New, and then click Chat Community.
  3. On the Property tabs, modify the properties for the chat community.
  4. Click OK. The new chat community appears in the console tree.
  5. To give your chat users access to the chat community you created, connect the chat community to a server.