Show Lync in foreground when it starts

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\AutoOpenMainWindowWhenStartup Allowed registry values ·         0 – The Contact List will not display onscreen when you logon to Windows ·         1 – The Contact List will display onscreen when you log on to Windows Registry value type REG_DWORD Default setting 1: Lync is automatically brought to the foreground when it starts…


Show emoticons in instant messages

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ShowEmoticons Allowed registry values ·         0 – Emoticons are sent as text ·         1 – Emoticons are sent as graphics Registry value type REG_DWORD Default setting 1: Emoticons are shown in instant messages   Where would the world be without emoticons? Back in the dark ages of computing, the only way…

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Lync Product Version

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ProductVersion Allowed registry values Any string value Registry value type REG_SZ Default setting Version number of the installed version of Microsoft Lync   Ah, good question: how do you know if someone has the correct version of Microsoft Lync installed on their computer? Well, one thing you can do is go…


Play sounds in Lync (including ringtones for incoming calls and IM alerts)

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\PlaySoundFeedback Allowed registry values ·         0 – Lync will not play sounds when significant events occur ·         1 – Lync will play sounds when significant events occur Registry value type REG_DWORD Default setting 1: Sounds are played in Lync when significant events occur   Any time someone calls you or sends…

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Prompt me before joining to confirm or select another audio source

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\AllowOverridingDeviceAtJoinTime Allowed registry values 0: Automatically join a meeting using the default audio source 1: Prompt before joining or changing an audio source Registry value type REG_DWORD Default setting 1: Prompt before joining or changing an audio source   As a general rule, Microsoft Lync gives you as many opportunities as…


Display my Out of Office Information to contacts in my Friends and Family, Workgroup, and Colleagues privacy relationships

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\AutoRetrieveOOFSettings Allowed registry values ·         0 – Out of Office information is not displayed to contacts with the Friends and Family, Workgroup, or Colleagues access level ·         1 – Out of Office information is displayed to contacts with the Friends and Family, Workgroup, or Colleagues access level Registry value type REG_DWORD…


Hide the Notification Balloon

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\DSBkgndMode Allowed registry values ·         00 00 00 00 – A balloon alert will be displayed each time you close the main Lync window ·         01 00 00 00 – A balloon alert will not be displayed each time you close the main Lync window Registry value type REG_BINARY Default setting…


Keep sounds to a minimum when my status is Do Not Disturb

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


Mute incoming IM alert sounds when viewing an IM conversation

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\suspendSoundWhenConversationWindowInForeground Allowed registry values ·         0 – Lync will not suppress instant message sounds when the Conversation  window is the active window ·         1 – Lync will suppress instant message sounds when the Conversation window is the active window Registry value type REG_DWORD Default setting 1: Incoming IM alert sounds are…


Minimize to the notification area instead of the task bar

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\  MinimizeWindowToNotificationArea Allowed registry values ·         0 – Lync is minimized to the task bar when the Contact List is closed ·         1 – Lync is minimized to the notification area when the Contact List is closed Registry value type REG_DWORD Default setting 0: Lync is minimized to the task bar…

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