Solved

Lync 2010 - How to disable the saving of Lync contacts in personal contacts via GPO

Posted on 2011-02-17
3
5,652 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
With lync, by default there is an option to Save Lync contacts into the personal contacts folder on the exchange server.       This can be turned off from the user options.   What I am looking for is a method to turn this off and possibly disable this feature for all our domain users via GPO or some other solution.  

We use a public folder for company contacts for a sync up with our blackberries.   This copy into personal contacts is creating duplicate contacts for the end users, and an inability for me to update employee contact info for everyone on the fly if people have old contacts with possibly bad phone numbers, etc...
0
Comment
Question by:MikeKane
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
globetrotter earned 500 total points
ID: 34921375
Hi Mike,

Microsoft has decided to move away from Group Policy and use inband provisioning to set client policies. This way you can ensure that people get the settings even if they are located outside the domain or have a number of different Endpoints.

I think the setting you are looking for is EnableExchangeContactSync which you can set in the Lync Management Shell. As you say you want to tuirn it off for everyone you can use the global policy to set this:

   Set-CsClientPolicy -EnableExchangeContactSync $False     --- this will make the change in your global policy - or you can create a new policy which you can assign to a site or a group of users.
   New-CsClientPolicy -Identity MyClientPolicy -EnableExchangeContactSync $False
   Grant-CsClientPolicy -Identity "testuser" -PolicyName MyClientPolicy

To see a full list of the client settings you can influence run "get-csclientpolicy | get-member"
 



 When set to True (the default value) Lync 2010 creates a corresponding personal contact in Microsoft Outlook for each person on a user’s Lync 2010 Contacts list.
 
0
 
LVL 33

Author Comment

by:MikeKane
ID: 34923590
Excellent, this is what I was looking to find.  

Do you know of any method to disable the control within the Lync client so that it can not be enabled at all?    I understand that this policy will be applied to the user, but nothing will keep a user from enabling and running in the same issue.
0
 
LVL 33

Author Closing Comment

by:MikeKane
ID: 34943271
So, there doesn't seem to be a way to disable it altogether, so this is good enough.   Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Issue: One Windows 2008 R2 64bit server on the network unable to connect to a buffalo Device (Linkstation) with firmware version 1.56. There are a total of four servers on the network this being one of them. Troubleshooting Steps: Connect via h…
Is your Office 365 signature not working the way you want it to? Are signature updates taking up too much of your time? Let's run through the most common problems that an IT administrator can encounter when dealing with Office 365 email signatures.
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application and how to execute it on the appropriate database. Log onto the server running the Backup Exec database. In a larger environment, this would generally be …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question