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Disable IM

Disable IM

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What? If I have OCS why would I want to do this. Some schools are deploying OCS for Audio/Video Conferencing and for web conferencing but don’t want IM. I looked at the group policy template for OC and I can’t disable IM from there but I did find this article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954648/

and it can be done. So if you need to please follow the steps in the KB. The registry entry needed for this is:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Communicator

Add new DWORD DisableIM and set value to 1.

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  • What? If I have OCS why would I want to do this. Some schools are deploying OCS for Audio/Video Conferencing

  • Many accounts have rules against IM as well, and this allows them to control the feature set while still leveraging the conferencing features.   Very nice!

  • Related article:

    http://blogs.pointbridge.com/Blogs/schertz_jeff/Pages/Post.aspx?_ID=34

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