You can invoke Instant Messenger from several locations:
The index.html file that provides you the options to launch both the Java Web Start and Java Plug-in versions of Instant Messenger. This file also contains links to Instant Messenger documentation.
A web page you have designed with a link to Instant Messenger.
A direct URL for either the im.html or im.jnlp files.
From the command-line.
Using a desktop shortcut.
Invoking Instant Messenger is described in the following sections:
Enter the following URL in your web browser to invoke Instant Messenger:
In this URL,
Specifies the name of the web container on which you have installed the Instant Messenger resources.
(Optional) Specifies the web container port. The default value is 80.
(Optional) Specifies the directory where the client files are installed. If the default is selected during the installation, then no subdirectory is required to store the client files.
Specifies the Instant Messenger file to use:
index.html - This file is provided with the product. The file contains links to im.jnlp and im.html which launch the Java Web Start and Java Plug-in versions of Instant Messenger respectively.
im.jnlp - The .jnlp file to launch only the Java Web Start version of Instant Messenger.
im.html - The web page to launch only the Java Plug-in version of Instant Messenger.
Type the following at the command-line:
See To Invoke Instant Messenger Using a Direct URL for information about constructing the URL.