Preventing Lync functionality

Further to the MSDN article about locking down Lync functionality by machine (or GPO) I wanted to add some more value. So here it is…

Remember that this is based on the machine so a user with these capabilities is prevented from using them when logging on to the machine in question.

Here is what you can do.

Limiting Functionality
Download RegKey
Disable Video
Removes Video capability and associated icons and menu items
Disable Audio and Video
Removes Audio and Video capability and associated icons and menu items
Disable PSTN Outbound Calling
Incoming PSTN Calls accepted but not able to dial out on PSTN, also hides Keypad
Disable IM
Removes IM capability and associated icons and menu items
Disable Emoticons
Greys out the Emoticons
Disable Presence Note
Removes the Presence Note box
Prevent Lync from running
Of course there are many regkeys that can be manipulated to manage Lync Client behavior. By far the most comprehensive is the series from , author of found here
Kudos Richard

About Paul B

My name is Paul Bloem and I am employed at Lexel Systems in New Zealand as a Principal Consultant for Unified Communications. I have been working on enterprise voice solutions for over 20 years. My first 10 years were spent working for a Telco in South Africa (Telcom SA). This is where all the groundwork happened as I was exposed to just about every aspect of telecommunication you could imagine. I develop an interest in PBX technologies and eventually became the go-to guy. Next, I had a 10 year run at Siemens South Africa, most of my time there was as a Technical Trainer. During this time VoIP hit the world stage, I had the privilege of introducing VoIP both as H.323 and later SIP across the Siemens HiPath 4000 solution stack. In 2008 I immigrated to New Zealand with my newly attained MCSE, I was ready to go where no PBX Techie had gone before. I was employed to explore OCS 2007 and that was pretty much the beginning of the end for me. I have been working on OCS and Lync ever since. My current role focuses exclusively on Lync and associated technologies.. That includes pre-sales, consulting, architecture and design, training and support. I even get to play in the development space from time to time - focus on play ;-) I was nominated as a Microsoft VTSP for Lync early in 2013 and also awarded Microsoft's MVP award for Lync in 2014.
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