You use the configure utility after you install the software to configure information about your deployment and to generate the configuration files you use to administer and run Instant Messaging.
If you want to customize the resource files for your deployment, you should run the configure utility, customize the files, then redeploy the resource files. You need to run configure first because the configure utility creates some of the index and .jnlp files that you can customize. See Redeploying Resource Files for information. Also see Completing the Configuration Checklist for information on locating these files after configuration.
The utility displays panels that prompt you for information and provide additional instructions for you to configure your Instant Messaging system.