create MULTIPLE IM accounts for corporation?

Madder

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

I sucessfully created 5 using our company's email addresses but then I 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 I use within the building refuses to make new accounts.

The support site said the problem would resolve itself after 72 hours but it has not.
I have posted to many Microsoft forums about this and received no replies.

Thank you,
Madder
 

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Swifty

On Thu, 6 May 2010 12:47:02 -0500, Madder <[email protected]>
wrote:

>The support site said the problem would resolve itself after 72 hours
>but it has not.
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. :-)

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Steve Swift
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Madder

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Thanks for the offer! I'll keep you in mind if I can't figure anything else out.
- Madeleine
 

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Jonathan Kay [MVP]

Hi,

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

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Jonathan Kay
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"Madder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> Thanks for the offer! I'll keep you in mind if I can't figure anything
> else out.
> - Madeleine
>
>
> --
> Madder
 

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