lync 2013

is there a way to prevent Lync from launching when you click the hyperlink to join a meeting. here is a screen shot

when I click "Join Lync Meeting" Lync will start even if I have it closed. I don't want this to happen sometimes, because every now and then I want to use the Lync Web App. I noticed that if I have a computer in which I have never run Lync, and click the  "Join Lync Meeting" link the Lync web app will run, however, once I run Lync for the first time, it will launch every time after that. Even though sometimes I want to use the web app.
Any ideas?
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Guy LidbetterCommented:
Why on earth would you want to use the Web App when you have the client???

This is it's standard behavior, if you have the client installed it will launch the client.
The only option is to use a Mac... then it will ALWAYS launch the web app.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
I noticed that if I have a computer in which I have never run Lync, and click the  "Join Lync Meeting" link the Lync web app will run

This by design. If you have the Lync 2013 or 2010 client installed on a machine it will ALWAYS use the installed full client. If you want to only use the Lync Web Client then you cannot have the Full Client installed on your machine.

I have tried to work-a-round this issue in the past but I have not been able to find a work-a-round. I simply had to remove the lync client or use another machine that does not have it installed.


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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
thank you.
JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
hey!, I accepted this too quick, guess what I found from TechNet? to quote

"To force connecting to a Lync meeting using the Lync Web App instead of the Lync thick client, do the following:
1.Open a web browser window
2.Copy & paste the URL for joining the meeting that you received.  But do NOT press ENTER yet!
3.Append the following string to the URL: "?SL=1" (without the double quotes)
For example, if the URL to join the Lync meeting given is:
Change it to:"

I just tried this and it works!
to answer your question. I wanted to do this because the client was having problems, and the meeting was starting, so I wanted an alternative. For instance, if the client has problems, and the web app works. In the scenario where the meeting is about to start, I could just use the web app, and fix the client later.
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