I currently have a small network for which I set up a server running OpenFire 3.3.2 to handle our internal IM traffic. Also, early last week, I created a policy to deploy Spark 2.5.5 to all of the client workstations in preperation for our switchover. So far, I’ve run into two problems that I’m not sure exactly what the deal with them is.
First off, I created an Active Directory group to handle our contact list for our users. Changed the settings necessary in OpenFire, and it works great except for two users. For whatever reason, these two users do not get the contact list published to their IM client, nor do they show up in anyone else’s contact lists. I’ve tried taking them out of the AD group, waiting for OpenFire to update the list, then put them back into the group, but no luck there.
My second problem, and this I’ve seen somewhat inconsistant results with, is trying to setup spark to notify the users when they get an IM. On two workstations I was able to get spark to flash on the task bar when they get a new IM (the ideal setup). I did this just by checking the “Bring window to front” option in the preferences. However, for whatever reason, this doesn’t work on everyone’s machine.
Anyone have any thoughts on how to fix eather of these?
A little info about my setup here… All of the client machines are running Windows XP w/Sp2, and Spark 2.5.5. (I can’t deploy 2.5.6 yet due to the missing .cab file bug) The server OpenFire is running on is a Windows 2003 server. OpenFire is pulling user and group info out of Active Dirrectory via the LDAP protocal.
Any help would be greatly appriciated.