Client Registry Keys (Part Two)

Client Registry Keys – Part One (General & Personal Tab)

Client Registry Keys – Part Two (Contacts List & Status Tab)

Client Registry Keys – Part Three (My Picture & Phones Tab)

Client Registry Keys – Part Four (Alerts, Persistent Chat & Ringtones and Sounds)

Client Registry Keys – Part Five (Audio Device, Video Device, Call Forwarding, File Saving, Recording & Lync Meetings)

Client Registry Keys – Part Six (IM Tab)


Here is the second post regarding client registry keys.  I will again give you the registry key and client policy (if one exists).  I will continue to update as new features get added.

Contact Lists Tab


Description Reg Key Values Client Policy
Display my contacts (two lines) TwoLineView 1 N/A
Display my contacts (one line) TwoLineView 0 N/A
Order by list (By name) SortContactsByName 1 N/A
Order by list (By availability) SortContactsByName 0 N/A
Contact name (instead of e-mail address) ShowContactFriendlyName 0/1 N/A
Contact status ShowContactStatus 0/1 N/A
Show contacts with away, offline in a separate group ShowOnLineContactsOnly 0/1 N/A
Favorites Group ShowFavoriteContacts 0/1 N/A

Status Tab


Description Reg Key Values Client Policy
Show me as inactive when … IdleThreshold (in minutes) N/A
Change my status from Inactive to away … AwayThreshold (in minutes) N/A
I want everyone to be able to see my presence … N/A
I want the system administrator to decide … N/A
Show me as Do Not Disturb when I present my desktop EnableLyncSharingPresenting 0/1 N/A
Show me as Do Not Disturb when my monitor is duplicated DuplicatePrimaryMonitorPresentingSetting 1/2 * N/A

* 1 = off, 2 = on

16 comments on “Client Registry Keys (Part Two)”

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    • Kevin Dondrea Reply

      That would be nice 🙂 Every time our “Persistent Chat” starts I have to enable the chat and disable the whiteboard.

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  8. Zaid Ur Rahman Reply

    Richard – Any option where we can modify default Presence status. For eg. I dont want employees to be able to set Appear Away or Busy Status in Lync 2013 client.

    • Richard Brynteson Reply

      Nothing I’ve ever seen. Maybe a server side app would do it but it wouldn’t be in the box.

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