I’m still playing around trying to get Spark working on Vista and Window 7…
Using Spark 2.6.0 Beta 2 and Openfire 3.6.4
I’ve managed to deploy it via GPO(kind of) to all our users.
I created a GPO that :
creates HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\Kerberos\Parameters\AllowTgtSessionKe y 1
creates HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\spark spark.exe
Adds firewall exception Spark.exe:*:enabled:Spark
Logon script that copies config to \user\spark
Startup script that copies pre-installed spark to c:\spark\
This works for most users, they logon to spark correctly using SSO and life is good.
It doesn’t work for any user who is a local administrator however. A local admin, just gets a message “Unable to connect using Single Sign-On. Please check your principal and server settings”. If the local admin right-clicks and runs as administrator, then spark logs in correctly using SSO and life is good.
Also, when a local admin is inactive and has their status set to away, spark doesn’t set their status back to online when they come back - they end up being away forever.
How can I get spark to start for a local admin without having to right-click and run as administrator?
There seems to be a few issues with Spark and Windows 7 …
the system tray icon stops responding to left and right mouse clicks - so once you close the main spark window - you can’t open it again, so there is no way to send a message.
When receiving a new message, a spark icon appears in the taskbar (no flashing), the message is blank though. following messages do show up, untill you close the message window, then you get a blank message again.