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By Gregos ·
how do I set instant messaging on an intranet running Win98?

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by SyscoKid In reply to instant messaging on an i ...

Use WinPopup.exe, which you should find in the C:\windows folder.

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by mphoffar In reply to instant messaging on an i ...

If you're not talking about the aol version of this, the winpopup would be the way to go..if you are talking about something like AOL or MSN instant messager, you'll need some sort of locator server within the intranet for people to connect into. Of coarse you could also just connect to one on the internet if you have internet connectivity. There's a spot in the settings that'll allow you to enter something like a proxy address if you have too.

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by alaminet In reply to instant messaging on an i ...

All you have to do is get an internet connection on the intranet. Or if you want messaging without the internet you can use winpopup.exe or their are many programs available for that.
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by kwflick In reply to instant messaging on an i ...

Winpopup.exe is the best and cheapest (comes with the OS)solution. Just make sure that it is installed (control panel add/remove programs --windows setup tab) then place a shortcut to it in the startup group in your start menu. Of course if the end user closes it there will be no popup instant messages received on that machine.

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by Jeff Kraft In reply to instant messaging on an i ...

Winpopup is good, but realize that understand it does have some limits. Its all people in your work group or individuals that you can chat with. Another problems is it not nearly as strong as Microsoft's Instant Messaging or AOL's. Another product included with Windows 98 is Netmeeting.

<With NetMeeting you can hold digital conversations with family, friends, and business associates around the world without spending a fortune. NetMeeting also makes it possible for you to work with a group of people from within any Windows-based program by drawing on a shared white board, sending text messages, and transferring files. With the correct hardware installed on your computer, you can also have live, face-to-face meetings.> (taken directlyfrom the microsoft help file.)

Finally if you ever add a Windows 2000 or Windows NT computer to your intranet it will not be easily able to access Winpopup.exe.

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