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Problems with Lync integration in App-V Package for Office 365 ProPlus RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have problems with setting Lync 2013 to automatic start after Windows start with Office 365 ProPlus App-V Package made by Office Deployment Tool. We use latest version for both (ODT and download package) at Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit.

    We have done this for Lync 2010 and also for Lync 2013 (MSI installations) and it works correctly.

    User can choose to start Lync automatically, but this settings is ignored and in virtual registry is set wrong. We look for possible ways to set this by GPO (in ADMX is not this option available) by inserting in virtual registry with Package ID and user SID in registry path.

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 2:21 PM

Answers

  • Usually setting apps to auto start sets a registry key under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, but since this registry key is inside the virtual environment, Windows does not read it at logon.

    The workaround is to either set this key in the native registry (perhaps by an App-V script), or easier still, just copy the shortcut to the Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder. Since you can't really modify Office 2013 packages with the sequencer, you'd have to add this shortcut by modifying the deployment config file.



    • Edited by Dan Gough Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:58 PM
    • Proposed as answer by znack Tuesday, October 14, 2014 8:42 PM
    • Marked as answer by Michael_MartinModerator Thursday, November 6, 2014 4:05 PM
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:58 PM

All replies

  • Usually setting apps to auto start sets a registry key under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, but since this registry key is inside the virtual environment, Windows does not read it at logon.

    The workaround is to either set this key in the native registry (perhaps by an App-V script), or easier still, just copy the shortcut to the Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder. Since you can't really modify Office 2013 packages with the sequencer, you'd have to add this shortcut by modifying the deployment config file.



    • Edited by Dan Gough Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:58 PM
    • Proposed as answer by znack Tuesday, October 14, 2014 8:42 PM
    • Marked as answer by Michael_MartinModerator Thursday, November 6, 2014 4:05 PM
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:58 PM
  • Thanks for reply and proposed solution. In past we set Lync to automatic start and user can opt-out because he can override settings. But App-V Lync 2013 completly ignoring this settings. If user switch this auto start settings in Lync options nothing happens. I mean, that setting this should be possible in App-V by default options, because classic Click-to-Run installation allow this to make happend.
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 8:57 PM