TeamTalk Help  Version 5.6.0.5005
TeamTalk Server Setup

This section explains how to set up a TeamTalk server. This is a quite complicated procedure so users who are not so skilled with network setup are advised to use the public TeamTalk servers which are available in the Connect to Server dialog (press F2).

Here's an overview of this section:

TeamTalk Server for Windows

To be able to set up a TeamTalk server you first you need to ensure that the TeamTalk server was installed when you ran the TeamTalk installation.

If the server is installed there will be a folder called "TeamTalk NT Service" in the "TeamTalk 5" program group of Windows' start-menu.

TeamTalk Console Server

To start the TeamTalk Console Server click "TeamTalk 5 Console Server" in the TeamTalk 5 program group. This will bring up a console window where you're asked if you want to configure the TeamTalk server.

Unlike the TeamTalk NT service the Windows console server doesn't require administrator access because all settings for the server will be saved in your home-directory:

c:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\BearWare.dk\tt5srv.xml

Installing the TeamTalk Server as an NT service

To install the TeamTalk server click "Install TeamTalk NT Service" in the TeamTalk 5 program group. On Windows this will bring up User Access Control (UAC) since the TeamTalk server requires Administrator access. The TeamTalk server will now run it's configuration wizard (its "-wizard" option). If you want to change the server's default settings or set up user accounts you need to run the configuration wizard and answer 'y' to the first question.

Here is an example of how to set up a server with an administrator user account. The user account has the username 'admin' and password 'admin'.

Once the server is up and running you can connect to the server using the administrator user account that you just created. Use the user account dialog to create more user accounts for the server.

Installing multiple TeamTalk NT Services

To install multiple TeamTalk 5 NT Services the sc.exe command can be used. Here is an example:

sc.exe create "TeamTalk Server 2" binPath= "C:\MyServer\tt5svc.exe -wd c:\MyServer" start= auto

The service in the above example will be called "TeamTalk Server 2" in the NT service list. Notice the spaces after binPath and start. For some strange reason these are required.

To start the above service run:

sc.exe start "TeamTalk Server 2"

To stop it type:

sc.exe stop "TeamTalk Server 2"

To uninstall it type:

sc.exe delete "TeamTalk Server 2"

TeamTalk Server for Linux

On Linux the TeamTalk server binary is called tt5srv and is located in the server-subfolder after untar'ing the archive.

The TeamTalk server for Linux can run both in daemon mode and as a regular console application. A daemon script is also included which can be put in /etc/init.d.

For instructions on how to configure and run the TeamTalk server (tt5srv) simply type:

./tt5srv

To start the TeamTalk server setup-wizard type:

./tt5srv -wizard

When running the setup-wizard then make sure the executable is run at a writable location so it's possible for the setup-wizard to save its changes to disk.

TeamTalk Server for Mac OS X

On Mac OS X the server binary is also called tt5srv and is located in Applications/TeamTalk5.app/Contents/Server subfolder after installing the TeamTalk .dmg file.

The TeamTalk server for Mac OS X can run both in daemon mode and as a regular console application.

For instructions on how to configure and run the TeamTalk server (tt5srv) simply type:

/Applications/TeamTalk5.app/Contents/Server/tt5srv

To start the TeamTalk server setup-wizard type:

/Applications/TeamTalk5.app/Contents/Server/tt5srv -wizard

When running the setup-wizard then make sure the executable is run at a writable location so it's possible for the setup-wizard to save its changes to disk.

TeamTalk Server with Facebook Login

If a TeamTalk server is set up with a user account that has the username "facebook" then this will force the TeamTalk server to authenticate the user's credentials with Facebook's login service. For the TeamTalk server to do this it must have internet access and be able to do DNS lookups.

Read section Facebook Login for more information on how to set up a Facebook account.