Disable Audio/Video Features in Lync Client


By default, the Audio/Video is enabled in Lync client. In some scenarios, you may want to disable them. There are two way to achieve this:

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The first solution is based on the user – control the user policy in the Lync control panel as following:

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The second solution is based on the computer – modify the registry key as following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Communicator]
“TelephonyMode”=dword:000000005

This is how it looks like now:

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Future more, if you want the Lync client to pick ‘Do not join audio’ option when start a new meeting. Change the registry key as followings:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Communicator]
“JoinAudioConferenceFrom”=dword:00000000
“AllowOverridingDeviceAtJoinTime”=dword:00000000

And if you don’t the system automatically starts Lync when the users log on to Windows. Here is the way to do it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Communicator]
“AutoRunWhenLogonToWindows”=dword:00000000

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