We are attempting to run Messenger 2.2 (Production) and Messenger 3.0 (Development) Side by side, so that we can test the new version, without removing the test group's ability to talk to the users on our current production messenger server. I thought that creating a virtual app for 3.0 would be a good solution, as we have used virtualization to run applications side by side in the past.
This does not appear to work however. I have tried doing this with one version installed, and one virtualized, and with both virtualized, but the result is the same: Whatever version is run first becomes the functioning version. Attempting to run the second version just brings the other version up. It would seem that they are sharing some protocol..
Is there a solution for this? Has anyone had two versions of messenger running together?