Sun Java System Instant Messaging 7.2 Administration Guide

Invoking Instant Messenger

You can invoke Instant Messenger from several locations:

Invoking Instant Messenger is described in the following sections:

ProcedureTo Invoke Instant Messenger Using a Direct URL

  1. 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.

ProcedureTo Invoke Instant Messenger From the Command-Line (Solaris Only)

  1. Type the following at the command-line:

    javaws_cmd URL

    See To Invoke Instant Messenger Using a Direct URL for information about constructing the URL.

ProcedureTo Invoke Instant Messenger Using a Desktop Shortcut

  1. Create and use a desktop shortcut to invoke Instant Messenger

    • Create a shortcut using Java Web Start.

    • Create a shortcut manually and set the target value as follows:

      javaws_cmd jnlp-URL

      Where jnlp-URL is the URL to the im.jnlp file.