I originally put this under a message i started back in november about same topic but not sure it would be seen....

I installed a second messenger server (on a cluster volume) pointing to the same messenger service in consoleone. I have my existing messenger service in tact on the old server and my users are still using it. I see the second server object with its own AA and MA. I start messenger up on the cluster - so far so good. I log into it as myself - and I get my contact list. But everyone shows up offline. I am guessing the two messenger systems aren't seeing each other.

My thought is that I could have both MA's up and running at the same time (which I do) and that users could be on either server and see users on the other. what am I missing?