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
Description
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 masteringlync.com found here
 
Kudos Richard
Advertisements