Give Users Access to the Service
To give a user access to Instant Messaging Service, you assign
the user to an
Important Before you assign users to a home server, you must create at least one home server, and, if you are using Digest authentication (not necessary except in special circumstances), set the password policy on the domain controller so that user passwords are stored in a reversible, encrypted format.
To give users access to Instant Messaging Service:
Important If you are using Digest authentication and you did not set the password policy before creating these accounts, you must now reset the users' passwords. Instant Messaging Service is unavailable to users until their passwords are changed. You reset user passwords from the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. For specific instructions, refer to the Windows 2000 online documentation. (This step is not necessary if you are using Integrated Windows authentication.)
Note If you have already configured an SRV resource record (recommended for production deployments, but not necessary for test or pilot deployments), you can ignore the Instant Messaging Domain selection. When a user has a valid e-mail address already configured, Instant Messaging Service performs a DNS SRV query to determine the user's Instant Messaging domain.
Note If, before starting this process, you configured an SRV resource record, and the user was already assigned a primary e-mail address with a domain matching the DNS zone for the SRV record, the Instant Messaging address for this user will be the same as the primary SMTP address, username@e-mail_domain. This is recommended, particularly for production environments.
If you did not configure an SRV record, the Instant Messaging address for this user will take the form: username@Instant_Messaging_Domain (the domain you selected in step 8). This is acceptable for tests or pilot deployments.
Related TopicsSet the Password Policy Create a Home Server DNS Resource Records