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OS requirements to run Jive Messenger?

Hi,

I just installed Jive Messenger on XP Pro using the embedded database and all is well. Assuming this fits the requirements of our origanization, I was going to load it on a stand alone server. Is there any requirements?

Will it run on Windows XP and anything after it? I was thinking on loading it on Windows 2000 Pro.

Also does the embedded database have any drawbacks? The end result would be us having about 80-100 people using it. Will this be a problem?

Thanks in advance,

Donn

Hi Donn,

I just installed Jive Messenger on XP Pro using the

embedded database and all is well. Assuming this fits

the requirements of our origanization, I was going to

load it on a stand alone server. Is there any

requirements?

Assuming that you’'re using the Windows install package the only requirement is that you have the proper permission level to install software.

Will it run on Windows XP and anything after it? I

was thinking on loading it on Windows 2000 Pro.

I have not run Messenger on any version of Windows other than XP but people have reported running it on Server 2003 and 2000 without problems. Of course, it’'s always a good idea to test any new system before putting it into production.

Also does the embedded database have any drawbacks?

The end result would be us having about 80-100 people

using it. Will this be a problem?

No, it shouldn’'t be. There is no strict hardware limit, but any system that can run Windows 2000/XP/2003 comfortably should be able to handle Messenger, the key is RAM, 256MB is probably a good starting point but 512MB would be better. Of course people have run with even less, the record is held by url=http://www.jivesoftware.org/forums/profile.jspa?userID=7315wroot[/url] running on a system with only 64MB but that was with Linux.

Hope that helps,

Ryan

Of course

people have run with even less, the record is held by

[url=http://www.jivesoftware.org/forums/profile.jspa?u

serID=7315]wroot[/url] running on a system with only

64MB but that was with Linux.

Yeap. 64 MB of RAM with Archlinux 0.7. 40 users for now. Planning to connect 30 more. For now it works fine;)

What about JRE requirements?

http://www.jabber.org/admin/jsc/ reports that I need JRE 1.5, but I could not find this info anywhere on http://www.jivesoftware.org. I need to run it on 1.4, if possible.

Raj