Using LAN Messenger on All Available Windows OS

When you have a business, it’s important to think about its security and productivity. The first thing to pay attention to is the system of communication between your employees. It’s convenient when everyone uses LAN messenger and can contact each other at once, with no hindrances posed by faulty Internet connection. However, there is a logical question that might occur — can LAN messenger be accessed from all available Windows operating systems?

Local Area Network and Windows OS

LAN messenger works within a local area network. It means that the computers of all users situated within it are connected to a LAN system and can enjoy its benefits. One message sent from the top can be instantly distributed among all users. This way, it’s possible to inform them of important news or warn them about the upcoming problems.

However, different users might use different Windows OS because everyone has their own preferences, including technical. Luckily, it’s not a problem for LAN messenger as it can be installed on the following Windows OS:

    • Windows 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016;
    • Windows XP;
    • Windows Vista;
    • Windows 7, 8, 10.

This way, those employees who are eager to try the new versions of Windows with modern features or those who prefer the old-fashioned design and functions will be able to use LAN messenger alike.

Automatic Installation

Since LAN messenger can be easily accessed from the majority of available Windows OS, the process of installation is also similar for each of them, regardless of what kind of Windows OS the user prefers. In fact, it doesn’t matter at all in the business setting because the users won’t have to install LAN messenger by themselves. This is done by the CEO, from his/her computer, and whatever Windows OS they use is also irrelevant.

Step one involves downloading the LAN messenger installation file and putting it into a network location as all network users have access to it.

Step two asks the CEO to create a GPO within this domain and name it. It will stretch to all the computers of authenticated users situated within the local network, disregarding their Windows OS preferences and personal settings.    

The third step requires finishing the configuration of the GPO implementation within the local network. Once it’s done, LAN messenger will be installed on each computer of locally authenticated users automatically. All they’ll be required to do is to restart their computers. The messenger will work on each of them identically, so if one user is used to Windows XP and then they have to work from another computer where another OS is installed, they won’t see any difference in the working of LAN messenger.

Therefore, it doesn’t matter what kind of Windows OS the users prefer as LAN messenger will work on all of them easily, in one and the same way.