Showing posts with label remote management. Show all posts
Showing posts with label remote management. Show all posts

Saturday, March 24, 2018

IM server installers have been improved

We updated current installation packages of Bopup Communication Server by keeping the same version number 5.2.4. The updated installers improve installation of Management Console only (administrative mode) when the communication server is planned to be managed remotely.

Since new versions 5.x of the IM server creates and uses 'bcs50' SQL database by default then this could be an issue if the console is installed to manage an instance of the communication server that was previously upgraded from version 4.x or even from version 3.x. Those versions have 'bcs40' and 'bcs30' database names instead of 'bcs50' that made impossible installation of the remote console using setup files for versions 5.x

The updated installers add a new text field on the SQL Login setup dialog that allows to specify a proper database name. It's default value is 'bcs50' that can be changed in cases described above.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.2.4 — Private, stand-alone instant messaging server for offices and corporations

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Minor fixes and improvements of the IM server and messenger client

We updated both Bopup Communication Server and Bopup Messenger software. New version 4.4.1 of the IM server fixed issue with sending News messages in One time only mode. This update also resolved problem with installation of remote Management Console.

Both the server and messenger improved notification support for a change of show/hide assigned users option in the messaging group properties. Now the IM client immediately reflects to this change if the option has been modified on the server console.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.4.1 and Bopup Messenger version 6.7.1 — IM software for secure chat and real-time communication

Friday, May 31, 2013

New version of the communication server fixes Management Console if it is installed in administration mode

New version 4.1.8 of Bopup Communication Server is available for download at Download Center. This release fixed issues with the Management Console when it manages a remote instance of the IM server, i.e. installed in the Administration mode. It might hang up when some data on the server is changed, for example new setup package of IM clients uploaded, server settings changed or branding image (logo) is selected.

Download the latest version 4.1.8 of Bopup Communication Server

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

New update of Bopup Communication Server is available

Bopup Communication Server version 4.0.14 is now available for download at This is a minor update of the software but it comes with some great improvements.

What's new:

Added option to protect with password a launch of local Management Console

As you know you can manage your communication server remotely from another computer. It is possible just enable appropriate option and protect the sever with a secure password that must be entered during installation of remote Management Console and it's connection to the running instance of the IM server. But now a local installation of the console can be also protected. This version adds a new setting in the Interface tab called "Password protect launch of local Management Console" that asks for the password each time when you run your local Management Console. It is useful if the server computer is shared with users and they can work on it directly or via Terminal Services.

The new option is available only if remote management of the IM server is currently enabled.

Added ability to edit built-in and non-removable @BUILTIN_SENDER account on the IM server

This version of the communication server bring the built-in @BUILTIN_SENDER user account visible for editing in Management Console. This account is used by the server to send News messages and private messages to users and groups from the console. Some users asked us to change it's name because there was no option to change the account details or account name. Now this account is available in the console and you are able to add first and last names, edit it's descriptions, etc. Please note that the account cannot be deleted, disabled, renamed or moved to another Organizational Unit from the "_Default". The main idea was to make the sender name more friendly when it is showing in the messenger clients.

Fixed error in the Setup Wizard that occurs when only the Management Console is installed on Windows 64-bit systems

Version 4.0.14 of Bopup Communication Server also fixes setup error if only the Management Console is installed for remote control of an existing communication server. The error occurred only on Windows x64 platforms on the page of the Setup Wizard that asks the server address and password for connection.

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

New version of the communication server improves and fixes security issues

In the latest days of the past 2011 year we released new version 4.0.4 of Bopup Communication Server. The new version adds an useful function which also closes an important security issue. That function is a password that can be set up on the communication server to allow or permit a remote administration of the IM server.

Prior versions of the communication server did no have any security functions and the Management Console could be installed on any computer in the Administrative Mode to manage and control an existing instance of Bopup Communication Server.

In order to enable the password proptection open the Options dialog box in the console and go to the "Interface" tab.

Click the "Allow remote management of this instance of the communication server" check box if you want to permit remote management of your IM server. Then enter a password that should entered in the remote console and in the Setup Wizard to protect your communication server.

Now the Setup Wizard asks for security password if the Management Console is installed in the Administrative mode to manage an existing installation of the communication server. That password must be entered on the page which asks for the name/address of the IM server.

The same password is asked when the remote Management Console starts. You can save the password by checking the "Remember this password on the next startup" option.

Please note that communication service on the server computer must be started during installation/startup of the console on remote computer.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.0.4