create MULTIPLE IM accounts for corporation?

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by Madder, May 6, 2010.

  1. Madder

    Madder Guest

    My corporation wishes to use Windows Live Messenger in-house. Th
    software comes pre-installed on all the CPUs we buy. However, as I
    Manager I need to create about 40 IM *accounts*

    I sucessfully created 5 using our company's email addresses but then
    got the error that I had exceed the number of allowed accounts created.
    I think it's somehow noting our firewall's IP address. Any computer
    use within the building refuses to make new accounts

    The support site said the problem would resolve itself after 72 hour
    but it has not
    I have posted to many Microsoft forums about this and received n

    Thank you
    Madder, May 6, 2010
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  2. Madder

    Swifty Guest

    I can't answer your specific problem, but in your case, I'd take a
    laptop home with me and create 5 more accounts. If the mechanism
    hinges only on IP address (which is doubtful) then re-starting your
    ISP link might get you a different address, and five more "goes".
    Failing that, you may need to use a total of 8 different system to
    generate the 40 IDs.

    You could probably find 35 people here who'd be willing to create one
    each to make up your total. Once you change the passwords, we'd be out
    of the loop. I'll do one. :)
    Swifty, May 7, 2010
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  3. Madder

    Madder Guest

    Thanks for the offer! I'll keep you in mind if I can't figure anythin
    else out
    - Madelein
    Madder, May 10, 2010
  4. Hi,

    I'm not sure if you have much choice otherwise. Microsoft considers Messenger a consumer
    product and the support is done accordingly.

    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog:
    Messenger Resources:
    (c) 2010 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], May 14, 2010
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