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Hide Mobile & Home Number from Lync Contact Card

    Question

  • Hello All,

    i want to hide mobile number and home number from Lync Client contact card. i know that there is a tool from Lync resource kit which is ABSConfig.exe. but as far as iknow that this tool is not recommended in the production environment. does anyone have alternative solutions for this.

     appreciate your help.


    Ahmad Hashash Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer Voice Specialist

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:52 PM

Answers

  • Ahmad,

    I'm sure this will be completely worthless to you - but I found the following interesting blog:

    http://policelli.com/blog/archive/2011/03/16/how-to-control-which-attributes-are-visible-on-contact-cards-in-lync-server-2010/

    Also - you are aware that the user can configure this option in the client (options -> phones) right?

    Another user posted the following email from Microsoft:

    I have checked various options and found that it’s possible to hide the department and company if we make some changes in the Address book databases(RTCab and RTCab1) in the SQL but it’s not supported to make those changes as that might cause some other critical issues in the Lync 2010 Environment. As those are the default attributes of the address book in Lync and it depends on the AD attributes present in the user properties. We can hide the organization tab which shows up in contact card of the contact in Lync client by applying the client policy. Tools in the resource kit are not recommended  in production environment also with no support from us since those are not successfully tested, as we might get weird results by using those.

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:37 PM
  • Hi,Ahmadha,

    As they said,there are lots of options to hide the mobile number and home number to Lync contacts.

    1)In Lync Client option,highlight "phones" and clear the tick off "include in my contacts card" follow up "mobile phone" and "home phone".

    2)You can change privacy relationship of your contacts to the "External contacts" or "Blocked contacts",by default your colleagues will be set to "Colleagues" group and the federated partner contacts will be set to "External contacts" .Details you can check Understand presence and privacy relationships .

    3)Use the latest ABSconfig tool(Download here) with fully patched Lync server and Clients or running scripts as above guys advised.(Note:Operation on SQL database directly is not supported please take the risk by your own when perform this. )

    Regards,

    Sharon


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    Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:45 AM
  • Hello ,

    i guess its simple we can reach that by the below link ,

    http://www.howtolync.com/instant-messaging-and-presence/imp-quickstart/

    Monday, February 27, 2012 10:21 AM

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  • Ahmad,

    I'm sure this will be completely worthless to you - but I found the following interesting blog:

    http://policelli.com/blog/archive/2011/03/16/how-to-control-which-attributes-are-visible-on-contact-cards-in-lync-server-2010/

    Also - you are aware that the user can configure this option in the client (options -> phones) right?

    Another user posted the following email from Microsoft:

    I have checked various options and found that it’s possible to hide the department and company if we make some changes in the Address book databases(RTCab and RTCab1) in the SQL but it’s not supported to make those changes as that might cause some other critical issues in the Lync 2010 Environment. As those are the default attributes of the address book in Lync and it depends on the AD attributes present in the user properties. We can hide the organization tab which shows up in contact card of the contact in Lync client by applying the client policy. Tools in the resource kit are not recommended  in production environment also with no support from us since those are not successfully tested, as we might get weird results by using those.

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:37 PM
  • How about change the Privacy Relationship?


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    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:01 AM
  • Hi Ahmadha,

    Refer the Link

    http://www.lync-blog.nl/?p=504&lang=en

    Run the script from SQL Box to hide Home Phone Number

    use RTC

    exec dbo.RtcDeleteAbAttributes

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 1, N'givenName', 0x01400000

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 2, N'sn', 0x02400000

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 3, N'displayName', 0x03420000

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 4, N'title', 0x04000000

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 5, N'mailNickname', 0x05400000

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 6, N'company',  0x06000000

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 7, N'physicalDeliveryOfficeName', 0x07000000

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 8, N'msRTCSIP-PrimaryUserAddress', 0x08520C00

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 9, N'telephoneNumber', 0x09622800

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 10, N'homePhone', 0x0A000004

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 11, N'mobile', 0x0B622800

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 12, N'otherTelephone', 0x0C302000

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 13, N'ipPhone',  0x0D302000

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 14, N'mail', 0x0E500000

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 15, N'groupType', 0x0F010800

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 16, N'Department', 0x10000000

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 17, N'Description', 0x11000100

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 18, N'manager',  0x12040001

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 19, N'proxyAddresses', 0x00500105

    exec dbo.RtcAddAbAttribute 20, N'msExchHideFromAddressLists', 0xFF000003


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    • Proposed as answer by Josh Fernando Monday, February 27, 2012 8:46 PM
    Thursday, February 23, 2012 12:18 AM
  • Hi,Ahmadha,

    As they said,there are lots of options to hide the mobile number and home number to Lync contacts.

    1)In Lync Client option,highlight "phones" and clear the tick off "include in my contacts card" follow up "mobile phone" and "home phone".

    2)You can change privacy relationship of your contacts to the "External contacts" or "Blocked contacts",by default your colleagues will be set to "Colleagues" group and the federated partner contacts will be set to "External contacts" .Details you can check Understand presence and privacy relationships .

    3)Use the latest ABSconfig tool(Download here) with fully patched Lync server and Clients or running scripts as above guys advised.(Note:Operation on SQL database directly is not supported please take the risk by your own when perform this. )

    Regards,

    Sharon


    Sharon Shen

    TechNet Community Support

    ***************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial t

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:45 AM
  • Hello ,

    i guess its simple we can reach that by the below link ,

    http://www.howtolync.com/instant-messaging-and-presence/imp-quickstart/

    Monday, February 27, 2012 10:21 AM
  • Hi,Ahmadha,

    Any updates here?

    B/R

    Sharon


    Sharon Shen

    TechNet Community Support

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    Monday, March 05, 2012 3:16 AM