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How to control Skype for Business UI using registry key?


How to control Skype for Business UI using registry key?

Whosever install latest Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus and Office 2013 Pro. Updates or repair Office 2013 and 365 using online repair option then they will get Skype for Business 2015 client as replacement of Lync 2013 client.
I have many customer who are on Lync Server 2010 and 2013 with old CU because of that they are unable to control “EnableSkypeUI” flag using PowerShell from Server.
For user who are on Lync Server 2010 and 2013 with older CU than December 2014 they will asked to switch to Lync mode.
Using registry you can manage ‘EnableSkypeUI’ flag.
1.    Enable Skype for Business UI using registry:
NOTE: You must have latest Office 365 ProPlus or Office 2013 updates installed on your computer.
a.     Open Registry, Start > Run > regedit
b.    Browse below registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Lync

c.     Right click on key and select Modify:
Value data: 01 00 00 00 00
 
d.    Click on OK.
e.     Restart Lync client to back to Skype for Business.
 
Every time you restart client you need to change registry key value to 01 00 00 00 00. 

2.    Disable Skype for Business UI using restart:
a.     Open Registry, Start > Run > regedit
b.    Browse below registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Lync

c.     Right click on key and select Modify:
Value data: 00 00 00 00 00
 

 
d.    Click on OK.
e.     Restart Lync client to back to Skype for Business. 

Once Skype UI disable it will stay as disable.  

PA: Skype for Business name under Office 2013 will stay and Icon will not get change to Lync it will stay as Skype for Business Icon. 

You can control these registry key using GPO. 

Thank you.

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