Check the Server State
At times, you will need to check to see if an Instant Messaging
server is working or offline.
To check the server state:
- Start Internet Services Manager
On the Start menu, point to
Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then
click Internet Services Manager.
- Go to the virtual IIS server on which the Instant Messaging
server is hosted.
The state of the server is indicated in parentheses following
the site name. (If the server is running, no state information is
- Paused means that the Instant Messaging server is not
accepting new connections. Existing connections are not
- Stopped means that the server is no longer hosting
connections and that all Internet services for the site are