branding with windows messenger 5.1



DrewFromNC
07-09-2005, 10:49 PM
Hi All:

My company is using Microsoft Exchange Server for email. The Exchange
properties report that it is version 6.0.

The users in our company can instant message any user in the company via
Exchange Instant Messaging with Windows Messenger 5.1 as the client on each
workstation.

Can I use branding for Windows Messenger in this configuration?

To test, I have made the below registry entries on my workstation (not the
Exchange server). However, if I close and restart Windows Messenger or even
reboot and then runn Messenger, none of the changes seem to be in effect. I
don't have the company name under the Help menu. And no banner at the bottom
of messaging windows. No TABURL is specified as I just wanted to see the
basic features working first.

I'm probably doing something simple wrong. Can anyone advise?

Does the AnyNameHere name matter? Can that be anything?

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MessengerService\ServiceProviders\{83D4679F-B6D7-11D2-BF36-00C04FB90A03}\Branding\AnyNameHere]

Here's the full export of what I've entered into my registry as a test:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MessengerService\ServiceProviders\{83D4679F-B6D7-11D2-BF36-00C04FB90A03}]
"Enabled"=dword:00000001
"Primary"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MessengerService\ServiceProviders\{83D4679F-B6D7-11D2-BF36-00C04FB90A03}\Branding]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MessengerService\ServiceProviders\{83D4679F-B6D7-11D2-BF36-00C04FB90A03}\Branding\AnyNameHere]
"ProviderName"="CompanyName"
"BannerURL"="http://servername/logo.gif"
"BannerLinkURL"="http://servername/index.html"
"HelpURL"="http://servername/windowsmessenger/support"
"TabURL"="


branding with windows messenger 5.1