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Read the Step-by-Step Guide to Setup Instant Messaging article to learn how to install Bopup Communication Server version 5.x and get IM clients connected.
Review the Step-by-Step Guide to Install Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2012 Express Edition as a Host Database Server for Bopup Communication Server article to know how to install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition as a host database server for Bopup Communication Server. Since Windows Vista and later versions of Windows do not support MSDE 2000 any more then you cannot install built-in MSDE 2000 package that ships with the communication server on those operational system. This article helps you to install and configure a free Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 depending on a setup package) first and then install Bopup Communication Server.
Learn the Step-by-Step Guide to Migrate and Move Bopup Communication Server Database to a New Microsoft SQL Server article to know how to move Bopup Communication Server database and migrate to a new Microsoft SQL Server. This document contains a step-by-step guide on how to create a backup of existing database of Bopup Communication Server and restore it on a new SQL server.
Our software, both the IM server and client messengers, is based on a flexible installation engine offering an easy and fast patching/upgrading without uninstalling the software. If you already use the software, you do not have to uninstall it in order to install a new version. Read more on How to apply patches and upgrades "on-the-fly".
Want to deploy the software via the Active Directory Group Policy? See the Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about how to deploy the client software, specify the default name of the IM server and other options that will be applied to the software as "common" settings.