Follow these instructions to run Instant Messenger as a standalone application.
Start the web browser.
For information on supported browsers, see the Sun Java System Instant Messaging 7 2006Q4 Release Notes.
Go to the Instant Messaging home page.
By default, the home page is stored as index.html. Use the following format to locate the Instant Messaging home page:
Where codebase is the URL that corresponds to the location of the resource files on the web container.
If you customized the home page and changed the link text, click the link that corresponds to running Instant Messenger using Java Web Start. The link points to either im.html (standard or TLS mode) or imssl.html (legacy SSL mode).
See Customizing Instant Messenger for information on customizing the resource pages.