Create a Home Server
Instant Messaging home servers host Instant Messaging user accounts and communicate directly with clients to send and deliver instant messages and presence information.
To create a home server:
You must have one IIS virtual server for every Instant Messaging home server you create. If you need to install multiple virtual servers on the same machine (for example, if you are a hosting ISP), you must first create a new IIS virtual server for this purpose. For more information, see the IIS online documentation.
DNS domain name should display the domain name to which the home server will respond. Use the default domain name.
If the home server also performs routing functions (a
one-machine installation for a small business that has Instant
Messaging connectivity to the Internet), change the default domain
name to the Instant Messaging domain name (for example,
im.microsoft.com). For other situations that require
changing the domain name, you may need to first create a new IIS
virtual server and specify the new domain name as the
Note If the DNS domain name used in step 4 is not DNS-resolvable (if you created an IIS virtual server with a new domain name), you need to create the necessary DNS resource records, including a host address (A) record for the home server, to ensure that the domain name is resolvable by DNS.
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