Haiku #191

Group Policy gone? How can we go on? Oh, right: Client policies.   In case you’ve been wondering whether or not today’s going to be a good day, well, here’s your answer: no, today is not going to be a good day.   At least not here in the Seattle area. For one thing, it’s…

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Haiku #187

You can come in and So can you. But no, not you. Client version rules.   Well, it’s Monday, and the author of today’s haiku is home at last. OK, actually he got home late Saturday afternoon, but he never truly felt at home: after all, both Saturday and Sunday the sun was shining and…

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Continue an Instant Messaging Conversation

  Have you ever had a conversation with someone and later thought “Oh, I should have said this,” or “I wish I’d said that”? (True, sometimes you say “I wish I hadn’t said that,” but that’s another story.) If you’re like most of us, you tend to come up with the perfect thing to say…

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Haiku #159

We can rebuild it. We have the technology. Policy entries.   Well, it’s Monday, and we’re back after another typical Pacific Northwest weekend. What’s a typical Pacific Northwest weekend, you ask? Well, a typical Pacific Northwest weekend somehow manages to combine the really good with the really bad. For example, this past weekend the author…

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Lync Server Admin Guide: Configuring Support for Clients and Devices

  This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement.   Specify the Client Versions Supported in Your Organization   To edit the default client version policy   As a general rule, client version policies are most-easily edited by modifying the client version policy rules associated with those policies. However,…

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Lync Server Admin Guide: Filtering Instant Messages and Client Versions

  This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement.   Configuring Filtering for Instant Messaging (IM)   Modify the Default File Transfer Filter   To modify the default file transfer filter   To modify the default file transfer filter, use the Set-CsFileTransferFilterConfiguration cmdlet and set the Identity to global….

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Working with Microsoft Lync Registry Settings

  Remember the registry? Of course you do: the registry was first introduced in Windows 3.1 and now, almost 20 years later, the registry is still very much alive and kicking. We’re the first to admit that the registry hasn’t always been the most-beloved piece of software that Microsoft ever created, but it still maintains…

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Keep sounds to a minimum when my status is Busy

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\suspendSoundWhenBusy Allowed registry values ·         0 – Lync will not suppress sounds when your status is set to Busy ·         1 – Lync will suppress sounds when your status is set to Busy Registry value type REG_DWORD Default setting 0: Sounds are not muted when your status  is set to Busy…

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Show photos of contacts

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ShowPhoto Allowed registry values ·         0: Photos of yourself and all your contacts are not displayed in Microsoft Lync ·         1: Photos of yourself and all your contacts are displayed in Microsoft Lync Registry value type REG_DWORD Default setting 1: Photos of yourself and all your contacts are displayed in Lync…

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Show the Menu Bar

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\AlwaysShowMenu Allowed registry values ·         00 00 00 00 – The menu bar is not visible ·         01 00 00 00 – The menu bar is visible Registry value type REG_BINARY Default setting 00 00 00 00: The menu bar is not visible   Did you know that the Microsoft Lync…

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