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  • Question

  • I'm curious as to whether other folks are having this same issue and/or have a solution: In the healthcare setting that I am in, we have computers setup in 'multi-user' mode where the computer automatically logs into one username, but the computer and EMR application is tied to an authentication program and secured by fingerprint.

    We have a growing base of users who are using Skype for Business on a Multi-User computer...

    The problem is that skype for business is not natively setup for this!

    Is there anyway to have skype automatically logout, when the computer is logged out? Is there anyway to have conversations stored per the skype user account instead of the AD user account?

    Thanks!

    Chris

    Monday, September 25, 2017 5:43 PM

Answers

  • Hi Galion Chris,

    Based on my research and test, if you mean switch user SFB won’t log out automatically when you log out, the presence of SFB client will be changed to away.

    There is no option in SFB server or client side to achieve this goal.

    Conversation history can be stored in Lync/SFB or with Exchange if integrated, for details, please refer to the following document, it’s for Lync server 2013 but similar to SFB 2015
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj204900.aspx
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj204977.aspx


    Regards,

    Alice Wang


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    • Edited by Alice-Wang Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:15 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Alice-Wang Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:06 AM
    • Marked as answer by Galion Chris Monday, October 9, 2017 8:46 PM
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:06 AM

All replies

  • Hi Galion Chris,

    As long as the user is logging out of the computer each time, and not switching users, all applications including Skype for Business will close, causing Skype for Business to sign out.

    The best thing about Skype for Business is that if user switching is occuring, that users Skype for Business status will automatically switch to show "away", so others will know that the user isnt available.

    Hope this helps.

    Craig
    blog.chiffers.com

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:33 AM
  • Hi Galion Chris,

    Based on my research and test, if you mean switch user SFB won’t log out automatically when you log out, the presence of SFB client will be changed to away.

    There is no option in SFB server or client side to achieve this goal.

    Conversation history can be stored in Lync/SFB or with Exchange if integrated, for details, please refer to the following document, it’s for Lync server 2013 but similar to SFB 2015
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj204900.aspx
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj204977.aspx


    Regards,

    Alice Wang


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    • Edited by Alice-Wang Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:15 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Alice-Wang Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:06 AM
    • Marked as answer by Galion Chris Monday, October 9, 2017 8:46 PM
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:06 AM
  • Thank you Alice,

    You have confirmed what I have found. It's too bad that it cannot be configured to logout when the application is closed.

    Monday, October 9, 2017 8:46 PM
  • Thank you for your reply, but I need the application to completely logout (disassociate with its current user) and then prompt for a new user/password when the computer is logged back in. And also not store the conversation history in a common location for all to see/access.
    Monday, October 9, 2017 8:52 PM
  • Hi Galion,

    For this issue, you could try to provide feedback with the link below, we will collect all your information and improve our product.

    https://www.skypefeedback.com/


    Regards,

    Alice Wang


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    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:44 AM