Sorry for this but, if you have Jive Messenger (as
the IM server software) and you want to keep it LAN
based must you register with jabber.org or any other
public access service?
You can have an internal JM server without having to tell anyone. No need to register with jabber.org or anyone else.
How would I go about setting up a LAN based server?
Simply install JM as described in the JM docs. The key is to setup your internal DNS to publish where your service is located at. See this page for help:
Must the users only register or create profile with the local server?
Correct. The server and user database will be self-contained. I actually have how setup to authenticate off our our Active Directory system with user registrations disabled, so if you’‘ve not in AD, you don’'t get to log in.
Any other questions?