You can share your desktop with others, including users who do not have the 2007 R2 version of Microsoft® Office Communicator or Communicator Web Access sign-in name. If your administrator allows it, users without a sign-in name can view or take control of a shared desktop.

Do one of the following:

  • In the Contact List or search results, right-click a contact or group name, and then click Start Sharing My Desktop

  • In the Conversation window, click the Desktop Sharing button.
  1. If this is the first time you are sharing your desktop, Click to Install to install the plug-in. (Required to continue.)

  2. In the File Download - Security Warning window, click Run to run the installer file for the plug-in.
  3. If you are using Communicator Web Access on a computer running the Microsoft® Windows® operating system and using firewall settings, you may see a Windows Security Alert window during plug-in installation. Click Unblock. (Required to continue.)
  4. When the plug-in is installed, you receive a warning. In the Warning dialog window, click Start Sharing to start sharing your desktop.

  5. Desktop sharing starts.


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Neeti Gupta
Product Manager, UC Technical Audience Marketing

Published Tuesday, June 02, 2009 10:01 AM by octeam