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couple of users are using one Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server via RDP.

We need a LAN chat program. Can you suggest us?

We used VyPress Chat before we moved to RDP. But it doesn't support multi user working simultaneously.

We need only a chat for a LAN.

The must have feature is ability to send files too.

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You can try VCM, which I used to use at university before all the server-based IM programs started to appear.

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I couldn't find any freeware to accomplish this.

So I decided to set up Jabber (XMPP) server.

It is supported by most of the IM clients (Pidgin, Miranda IM etc.)

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What was the problem with VCM? – paradroid Oct 10 '11 at 2:44
I am getting "Socket creation error" all the time when second, third users are coming via RDP to the same machine (using Terminal Services). So, I think it doesn't support multi user environments for simultaneous working – bakytn Oct 10 '11 at 3:10
@baktyn: Ah okay, thanks for the information. – paradroid Oct 10 '11 at 4:50

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