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? is there a way to start LYNC 2013 with an alternate login id?

We have LYNC 2013.
We have a product called ONE-SIGN that let's us login to a machine with just a tap of an RFid card.

One option with ONE-SIGN, it called a TYPE 2 LOGIN.
We use the TYPE 2 login with shared computers.

With a TYPE-2 login, we login the machine automatically with a generic login;
we have different users login just by taping the RFid reader with their ID cards.
When they are done using the machine, they tap again to log out.

Currently, when LYNC starts, it logs in with the original generic login ID.

We would like to change that so that LYNC would start with the login of the second user who taps in with the RFID card;

Is there a way to do that?

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Iain MacMillanCommented:
Lync may login similar to what Outlook & Dynamics AX does, right click the icon with the SHIFT key pressed and you should have an option on the context menu to Run As Different User.  All the MS apps like Lync, AX and Outlook all use pass-thru authentication which uses the account of the current logged in profile.

Not sure if your card swipe would work unless the OS picks this up on the login prompt.
philkryderAuthor Commented:
I get "run as administrator" but not "run as Different user"
philkryderAuthor Commented:
All the MS apps like Lync, AX and Outlook all use pass-thru authentication which uses the account of the current logged in profile.

Yes, that is the problem.
The "current logged in profile" is the generic user that we automatically log in to windows.

We need to be able to provide LYNC with the Active Directory/Outlook/LYNC user id of the user who logs in by tapping the RFID reader.

We can obtain credentials from the ONE-SIGN api.
And, it has a scripting system to let us press keys and click the mouse;
I need to know how to make LYNC:
1) SIGN out of any prior user if it is logged in
2) provide a UI such that I can enter the new USER ID and Password.

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Iain MacMillanCommented:
if you all get is Run as Admin, and not Run as Different user, then your going to have a hard time logging in as someone else different to the login profile, it means the app won't support a different login as it is.  

There maybe 3rd party tools available to address this, but its out-with my knowledge.
Vijaya Babu SekarAssociate Ops ManagerCommented:
You may try to "Run as Diffirent user"

Shift right click the Lync exe file, then you can select "Run as different user"

Iain MacMillanCommented:

as per my first post Vijaya -- ID: 40209100
philkryderAuthor Commented:
good job both of you - an interesting tid-bit.
When I press shift and right-click on the icon in the
All Programs
Microsoft Office 2013
I only get "Run as Administrator"
When I shift right click on the exec in Program Files
when I shift right click on a short-cut on the desktop
I get the "Run As Other User"
It doesn't run.
It's already running with the Generic logged in user;
I need a way to stop it - BEFORE running as another user;
We're getting close;
when I just close the LYNC window, it keeps on running.
Iain MacMillanCommented:
you might need to do a work-around that logs out the Lync  pass-thru login, and then have them shift right click on LYNC shortcut to sign in with their own creds.
philkryderAuthor Commented:
can you give specifics on how to do that?
Iain MacMillanCommented:
if you login to the system as normal, and your Lync auto-launches/signs in, you would have to log out the client and then get your user to login as them selves by then SHIFT/right click and Run As Different User.

to be brutally honest, i would ditch the generic login process, and have the users login directly as themselves with their RFID card -- then any of the apps they auto-launch will be signed in as them in one go.
philkryderAuthor Commented:
WILL close.
we ended up having the folks use remote desktop from the lobby machine to their
philkryderAuthor Commented:
none actually provided a solution - both were helpful.
I do not feel that either had actually run the tests or were expert in LYNC.
Iain MacMillanCommented:
To be honest, no I don't have Lync, but i know how it works and have a lot of experience with other MS apps/suites.

I'm pretty certain what you were trying to do, would not be possible, unless someone points out otherwise, due to the nature of the software (which behaves like other MS apps such as AX or Outlook) sign-on behaviour.

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