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Now that you have both Lync and the Lync Group Chat client installed, how do you make the Lync Group Chat client the preferred IM client?
Author: Stephanie (Jazzy) Doakes
Publication date: July 2011
Product version: Lync 2010 Group Chat, Lync 2010
When both Lync 2010 and the Lync Group Chat client are installed, by default, Lync is the preferred IM client. When Lync is the preferred IM client :
When Group Chat is the preferred IM client:
Perform the following actions to make the Lync Group Chat client the preferred IM client:
1. Add the DisableIM value to the following registry key*. You may need to create the GroupChatConsole and the Permissions keys.
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious, system-wide problems that may require you to re-install Windows to correct them. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use this tool at your own risk.
2. Add the following DWORD value to the Permissions key:
3. Set DisableIM to 0.
Note: When this registry modification is made, the Group Chat client becomes the preferred IM client.
4. Exit the Lync Group Chat client, and sign back in to see the changes.
When both the Lync 2010 and the Lync 2010 Group Chat clients are installed, the Lync 2010 client is the default IM client. If needed, you can change the Lync 2010 Group Chat client to be the default IM client. Setting the Lync 2010 Group Chat client as the default IM client uses the same steps as in Office Communications Server 2007 R2. The exception is that with Lync 2010 Group Chat, the change is included in the communicator.adm file.
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Keywords: Group Chat, Lync, Preferred