Showing posts with label client settings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label client settings. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Minor update of Bopup IM Server

Bopup Communication Server version 5.2.5 is available for download. This minor update of the IM server includes new version of IM Client Configuration Tools and comes with little improvements in the server interface that uploads MSI packages for automated messengers update.


The new version of the configuration tools looks similar to interface of Bopup Messenger version 7.0.0 whish is preparing to be released soonly.



Saturday, January 14, 2017

Bopup Communication Server version 5.0 is available

We are proud to present a major version 5.0 of Bopup Communication Server software. The new release introduces great modern interface of Management Console that includes fully re-designed HTML views, flat icons and other images. We believe that version 5.0 of the communication server will be liked by our existing customers because it represents a new era of Bopup IM software platform.

A brief overview of the new interface changes

New modern design of the Management Console interface
We changed a lot of belonging the user's GUI in the new version of the console. Now the views to display user accounts, groups, news, file distirbution tasks look different. But same information can be read and accessed easily because some displayed details have been compacted.

How the few from new views look now
Dashboard view (former Welcome screen)
User account profile page
File Distribution task profile
IM Client Configuration Tool
We renamed a well-known Setup.ini Configuration Tool that manages instant messenger settings from the server console.

IM Client Configuration Tool (former Setup.ini Configuration Tool)

That's because the Setup.ini file can be used on initial deployment of the software (to set the name of the IM server, for example) but in most of other cases the tool is used directly from Management Console to change and distribute new options to users with no handling the setup.ini file itself.

Added a check of Organization Unit permissions on moving user accounts
The new version now checks both previous and new OUs' permissions on moving users between then and if the permissions match then users' Contact Lists are not reset and keep unchanged.

Improved Active Directory Import Wizard
The interface of the Import Wizard added a log window that shows a process of the import procedure. That's the same log that can be accessed at any time from Tools menu.

A lot of minor and other important fixes and improvements
There are a huge number of small bug fixes and enhancements that the new version 5.0 of the communication server added. In overall the new release has become more stable and faster.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.0


Friday, October 21, 2016

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.8.5

We updated our Bopup Messenger that is a full-featured LAN and Internet messaging client for Windows platform and released version 6.8.5 few days ago. The new version comes with interface improvements in conversation dialog that affected to splitter form and GUI elements.

This update also reverted back showing all users under assigned Messaging Groups regardless the "Show online users only" setting applied for Contact List. So offline users are also shown in groups even the Contact List displays only connected accounts.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.8.5 — IM client that encrypts text messages and files

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Improvement updates of the messenger and observer applications

We released new versions of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer client. Recent updates come with a little improvement of a hidden option called UseSilentMode. The IM client does not show Connection Setup Wizard on startup of the setting is set to UseSilentMode=1. In this case only connection/disconnection balloon messages are shown in System Tray area.

By default UseSilentMode hidden option is equal 0 that means that the instant messenger displays all warnings/errors and automatically brings wizards to a user. This option can be set using setup.ini configuration file during initial setup or upgrade of the software, and also from the server console using IM Client Updates & Branding interface.

Download Bopup Messenger 6.8.4 and Bopup Observer 5.7.2 — Instant messengers with strong encryption for use on LAN or Internet

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Recent updates of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer

Today we updated our messenger and observer clients and released their new versions. Bopup Messenger has been updated to version 6.8.1 and it comes with the following important fixes and improvements.

What's new:

Settings for receipt of personal and broadcast messages added separate options to show conversation dialogs on a top but in inactive state

The messenger moved "Show window as inactive" check box on "Receiving messages" tab of the Options dialog box to Receiving personal messages section and added same option to Receiving group & News messages.

Receiving messages tab added separate options to show conversation in inactive state

This is because most of our customers do not use "Today's Messages" tab in the main window so option to show it as inactive was unnecessary. Since new and received messages are shown in a conversation dialog so now it is possible to bring it on top on message receipt but keep focus on currently active application.

Fixed switching to Away mode when other users did not see user's updated presence status

We discovered that sometimes users were not update to see others in away even remote messenger reported that it is in the away mode. That was a client bug that we fixed.

Fixed issues with pop up of conversations on receipt of new messages

Another fix is related to showing conversation windows on a top of Desktop. Sometimes this could work, sometime could not.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.8.1 and Bopup Observer version 5.7.1 — IM clients for LAN and Internet with strong encryption

Thursday, December 10, 2015

New release of Bopup Communication Server is available

We released new version 4.4.3 of the communication server product. It fixed an issue with sending News messages configured for One time only delivery mode because recent versions of the IM server sent that type of the news daily that caused problems. The new version also comes with updated Setup.ini Configuration Tool, it is version 1.2.3. This version fixed error with setting a hidden option that disables uninstall of the IM clients from Programs and Features panel in Windows.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.4.3 — Solution for secure text messaging and file transfer over office and corporate networks

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The IM server fixed issues with sending messages from command line

New version 4.4.2 of Bopup Communication Server has been released and is available for download. This is a minor update of the product that fixed errors with sending instant messages from command line interface using BCSCMD.EXE module of the communication server. Previously it brought errors related to SQL Server on Windows XP and 2003 systems.

Version 4.4.2 also includes the latest release of Setup.ini Configuration Tool that supports the option to show date of messages in client conversations.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.4.2 — Enterprise-level IM server for office and business use

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bopup Messenger now can show date of messages in conversations

We have released new version 6.7.2 of Bopup Messenger client that comes with a great improvement. It includes new option located on the "Sending messages" tab in Options dialog called "Show date within time in conversations" to display a date of instant messages in their title near time value. If the option is turned on then the messenger shows "Today", "Yesterday", "2 days ago", "3 days ago" or full date in YYYY/MM/DD format for all earlier messages in conversation dialogs.

We also updated Setup.ini Configuration Tool that is available as a stand-alone file for download, it's current version 1.2.2.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.7.2 — IM client that works perfectly both over LAN and Internet

Friday, March 6, 2015

New versions of the messenger and observer clients

We released new updates of the in the past few days. These are not major updates because come with a little changes.

The most important change in Bopup Messenger is a new hidden option that allows to do no show group messages sent by a recipient when a personal conversation is opened with him. The option called "HideGroupMessagesInConversation" and can be set on initial setup of the software using Setup.ini file or via Setup.ini Configuration Tool available as a stand-alone tool in Downloads.

Since current version of the IM server software contain an older version of the configuration tool it is impossible to use the new option in the client. The only way is to update the setupcfg.exe file in the installation directory of Bopup Communication Server manually once you download the tool from the website.

Another change is about AM/PM time format that has been added in previous release of the instant messaging clients. The messenger fixes displaying of 12:00 time when 12:00AM shown instead of 12:00PM.

The messenger client also resolves the problem with a scroll bar in conversations. It could appear in a middle of the screen if conversation includes many messages.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.5.1 and Bopup Observer version 5.5.1

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Major updates both of the messenger and observer IM clients

In addition to the recent update of the communication server application new versions of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer are available for download. Version 6.5 of the messenger and version 5.5 of the observer client come with great additions and improvements, see changes below.

What's new

Added option to display time of messages in 12-hour clock format with AM/PM indicators
It is important to show currencies, time and other values in the applications according to user's current locale and settings. Since most of our customers are from US we added support to show time of messages and file transfer in 12-hour clock format with including AM/PM symbols. Now new option is available in IM client options and it can be also set from the communication server.

Added options that override default colors of sender and recipient titles in conversations
There is a great  news about colors in conversations. Now it is possible to customize them and set any other color for sender's and recipient's names shown in conversations. Default colors are blue and gray but the colors can be easily overridden using Setup.ini Configuration Tool on the IM server or via setup.ini file during initial install. These colors cannot be customized by users themselves from the IM client.

Added options that restrict changing text font, color and inserting smileys (emotions) to outgoing messages
Using client settings uploaded on the IM server is also possible to restrict other functions in the IM client such as changing font and color text for outgoing messages, inserting graphic emotions or using 'typing sound' feature. These options are also hidden and cannot be controlled directly from instant messaging applications.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.5 and Bopup Observer version 5.5

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Set the amount of displayed messages in IM client conversations

Both Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer clients have been updated. Among a lot of minor improvements and fixes the messenger application added a new hidden option named "MessagesInConversation" that controls the amount of both sent and received messages shown in conversations of sending dialogs. This option can be set during initial installation or upgrade of the IM client through setup.ini file or using Setup.ini Configuration Tool that is a part of the communication server.

By default the messenger shows all incoming and outgoing messages for current session established with the IM server. Using the new option it is now possible to show no messages (except unread) in conversations each time when a new sending dialog is opened. In this case the option must be set to 0 value.

Download the latest versions of the IM clients

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Bopup Communication Server added Live Chat support form in the console

We need to inform our clients and customers that today, 11th January 2014, new version of the communication server has been released.

Version 4.3.1 comes with a great addition that allows to chat online with our technical support representative directly from Management Console application! Of course the new feature requires an Internet connection from the server computer, and chat form dialog can be called by clicking particular button on the main toolbar. So it is possible to send us feedback, issues or get a help from us inside the server software without having an Internet browser application opened.

This version of the IM server also fixed issues with connection from the messenger client if a user account has "Disregard settings file" option enabled in his profile. That option was added a few versions ago so we strongly advise our customers to check it and update the server software if both the settings file is uploaded through the console and the option is used for any user account.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.1

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tips & Tricks: How to override current user account to use it in the messenger

We already described in the past a similar situation and advised to use Private login and password as a personal  authentication for a user if he needs to do not use his current logon name in Windows. Read that article at Tips & Tricks: How to get users connected under different IM accounts if they have the same Windows logon name

That solution works fine but sometimes it is required to keep existing authentication and just override user account name. For example, a user can be renamed in Windows but the system is continued using his old logon name everywhere except Welcome screen. And there is no bug because user account must be migrated but not renamed if we want to use a new logon name in Windows and installed applications. There are also many useful and helpful articles on the net that explain that Existing user account names: Don't rename them, migrate them. But anyway, if we only renamed the user how to force the messenger to use his new logon name? That's possible!

Starting from earlier versions both Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer support a hidden option in system registry that allows to overwrite current user account that would be used by the IM client. The setting named "OverwrittenAccount" and must be created in application's root under HKCU key:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\B Labs\Bopup Messenger]
"OverwrittenAccount"="desired-im-account"


where "desired-im-account" is the new user name that would override his current name in Windows. This solution works perfectly if Simple authentication is enabled on the communication server and using it a user will be able to continue connect to the IM server smoothly and fast like he logged prior renaming the account.

You can also download the registry file from our website, modify and apply it on users' computers http://www.bopup.com/files/override-account.reg

Friday, November 22, 2013

Prevent removing the messenger by users by using new versions of the IM clients

In addition to the IM server both Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer have been updated too and versions 6.3.3 and 5.3.3 have been released accordingly. Most important newly added function is a hidden "DisableUninstall" option that was added to [INSTALL] section of the client configuration file. That setting can be controlled via initial setup/version update of the messenger by using Setup.ini file placed near it's MSI package file or can be managed via Setup.ini Configuration Tool from the communication server on distribution client settings.

This option removes Remove button for the messenger application in "Programs and Features" panel ("Add/Remove Programs" in earlier versions of Windows) and blocks it's uninstallation by end-users. That's important if administrator wants to be sure that nothing can do troubles in a proper starting up the instant messaging clients on users' computers.

New version 6.3.3 of Bopup Messenger also fixed the "Use idle away as automated response to incoming personal messages" if this setting is specified in configuration file downloaded from Bopup Communication Server.

The messaging clients also fixed issues with program "hotkey" to call a main window from System Tray or Task Bar areas. Previously it could operate with only Ctrl+Alt keys and without any letter symbol specified in the options.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.3.3 and Bopup Observer version 5.3.3

Thursday, November 21, 2013

New version of the IM server added control to disregard messenger configuration for specific user accounts

We released new versions of our instant messaging software a couple days ago. New updates, as always, added useful options and features because we work hard on the software applications and try to hear customers' suggestions and requirements. In this view latest version 4.2.2 of Bopup Communication Server added very useful and important function that allows to do not deliver and not apply IM client configuration file (setup.ini) for a user account if his roles require that.

Yeah, distribution of the client option is a great feature. But sometimes this function interferes in user's permissions and rights if he or she requires to get a full control over messenger options. That was unsupported because options distributed to all users in the IM system. Another problem if the instant messaging system has few users or user groups that connect from different locations. That means that they use different server name or it's address and a single settings file will not work. And that causes problems.

We met suggestions and reports of our customers so now Management Console of Bopup Communication Server includes new option on a user's profile window. It is called "Disregard settings file".


Checking this option disregards delivery of currently uploaded settings file for Bopup Messenger or Bopup Observer clients.

Version 4.2.2 of the communication server also comes with updated Setup.ini Configuration Tool which added option to prevent uninstallation of messenger clients from Programs and Features panel (Add/Remove Programs in older systems).

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.2.2

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New versions of the IM clients added minor but useful updates

We released new updates for Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer clients which add a few useful changes and improvements. See below the additions and fixes in the lastest versions of the IM clients.

Added option to send idle away message as automated response to incoming personal messages

The messenger client added a useful option that allows to automatically send responses to incoming personal messages. This is possible if idle away check box is enabled because automated replies can include only current idle away message.


Fixed error with displaying single quote sign (') in the conversation that became a double quote sign

Both clients, the messenger and observer, fix annoying issue with displaying a single quote sign (') in a text of messages in conversations. This sign became shown as a double quote (") which brought problems an important data has been sent. That was not a server or data transmission problem because the client modified the text itself in order to properly save it into message archive stored locally on a user's computer.

Fixed issue when outgoing message was not shown in the conversation

We also found and fixed another weird problem in the messenger client when outgoing instant message has not been shown immediately in the conversation chat. Get the new version to solve that issue.

Improved Message History module

New updates of the IM clients are shipped with improved message history viewer. It fixes problems with selection and display of a huge number of messages and file transfers for a future review, saving to a file or printing.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.3.2 and Bopup Observer 5.3.2

Friday, March 15, 2013

Major security update for Bopup Communication Server

We released new version of the communication server 4.1.6 which fixes a security issue with creation of user accounts from instant messaging clients. User were able to create any IM accounts and connect to the server even it's option restrict that. This issues appears only if Active Directory (LDAP) integration feature is enabled on the server.

This fix has a high-priority level so we advise our customers to update their existing software as soon as possible.

New versions of the IM client software are also available, and Bopup Messenger 6.1.5 and Bopup Observer 5.1.5 are ready for download. These updates add a support for new hidden option named "DisableRememberMeOption" that can be now found in setup.ini settings file and Setup.ini Configuration Tool. It lets disable "Remember me on this computer" checkbox on the "Log in" tab in the messengers if the client software is used on shared or public computers, for example.

Get software updates from Download Center

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Access the instant messengers from Taskbar on Windows desktop

New versions both of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer client software added a new setting to the Options dialog that allows to show the application in Taskbar. This is a useful addition because it is possible to access and bring the main window of the messenger on the front of Windows desktop if it is already open by clicking it's icon in Taskbar.

The server-side application, Bopup Communication Server, has been also updated. It comes with new version of Setup.ini Configuration Tool that supports then new IM client setting.

The IM client software also improved applying settings that are instantly downloaded from the communication server. Previously downloaded options are now deleted from the messenger if there is no any settings file uploaded on Bopup Communication Server. This function allows to reset current settings in the messengers simply by removing configuration file from Management Console.

The latest version of Bopup Messenger improved a speed of sending messages. No delay occurs in the client if text messages are typed quickly and sent rapidly. Even there is some error with empty message field or selected recipient in the interface shown balloon tooltips do not block and do not freeze any more!

Download the latest releases of Bopup Messenger 6.1.2, Bopup Observer 5.1.2 and Bopup Communication Server 4.1.1

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Minor but useful updates of Bopup IM clients

We released new updates for the messenger software. Bopup Messenger version 6.1.1 and Bopup Observer 5.1.1 include some minor changes but important and useful additions.

Sending messages works faster

The new version of the messenger client removes a little delay on sending new messages in the conversation dialog. Prior versions disabled both the Send message button and message field while an outgoing message was delivering to the IM server. And this caused some nasty experience when outgoing messages are typed fast and need to be sent quickly. So we decided to remove the delay and to do not make the controls inactive. And the messenger "flies" now! Really!

Make it tiny

Now you can make the main window of the messenger shorter and thinner. It's a very useful ergonomic feature.

File Transfer dialogs remember their desktop positions

Both the sending and receiving files dialogs in the messenger now remember and keep their positions in order to restore the windows on the next appearance. If you transfer documents and set some Advanced options (available to Administrators and Power Users) then those settings are also remembered for subsequent transfers.

A lot of other improvements, minor changes and fixes

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.1.1. and Bopup Observer 5.1.1

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Structured Contact Lists, instant update of IM client settings... Meet new versions of Bopup IM software!

We are happy to announce that new versions of Bopup IM software have been released. These major updates both of the communication server and instant messenger clients bring all-new and powerful functionality which makes our software more better, handy and useful.

What's new:

Structured Contact Lists

There was very annoying question in our software: plain Contact Lists in the messenger clients. Yes, it works fine if there is a little amount of users on the messaging network. But what's about if there is 50, 100 or more users?

New version 4.1.0 of Bopup Communication Server added a new option that allows to deliver structured, tree-based contacts to connected users. Now users can be shown under their Organizational Units like you they are shown in Management Console on the server.



Instant update of IM clients settings

Another important features is a delivery new and changed settings to the messenger clients without having to wait for a new release. Now client settings can be distributed to users "on-the fly" — on the next connection to the IM server. New versions of the messengers always check for updated settings once they establish a connect with the IM server and download a new set of options if it is available.


Setup.ini Configuration Tool is now a part of the IM server

Do you know about our Setup.ini Configuration Tool? Did you have a chance to use it? Forget about changing and modifying the setup.ini file youself to set the options for the messenger software. Because we built a great tool that let generate or edit existing configuration file through a graphic interface that is similar to the Options dialog of Bopup Messenger.


Now this configuration tool is included to the communication server package. And it is also integrated to server's interface when you create and change IM client settings. Just click to edit the settings and the tool automatically uploads them onto the server.


Multiple conversations are opened in cascade mode

Bopup Messenger added a useful functions that checks and opens multiple sending dialogs in a cascade mode. This prevents a newly opened window from overlapping existings.


Show branding logo in the main window of Bopup Observer

Bopup Observer now shows a branding logo uploaded on the IM server in it's main window too. We added a "Today's Messages" title too (like in Bopup Messenger client) to have a space to get branding logo visible.



Download Bopup Communication Server 4.1.0, Bopup Messenger 6.1.0 and Bopup 5.1.0