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  • Question

  • Hello, is it possible to disable possibility to view presence of all other users for one user? We don't want to show presence of users to one of our employees. All servers are Lync 2010  and Lync 2010 clients.

    Monday, September 19, 2011 8:27 AM

Answers

  • There are a few ways to archieve something like this:

    1. Put that user on every contact list and assign him the "Blocked Contacts" privacy relationship. Depending on the number of clients you might need to fall back to a Bulk admin tool for the contact list, like LyncAddContacts. Not sure if they support privacy relationships though.
    2. Configure Enhanced Privacy Mode in your Lync environment: by activating this, users can only see the presence of the users in their contact list. Presence for all other users will not be shared. The disadvantage is, that it is for your entire environment.
    3. Build your own, customized Lync client using the SDK and disable presence indicators in that application. Deploy the app for this user.

    Not sure if there is an option that matches your requirement, but as Matt Landis indicates a checkbox to disable presence for one user is not available in the product.

    Best regards


    Certified IT Professional Lync Server 2010 / Exchange 2007 - http://www.uwictpartner.be
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    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:20 AM

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  • There is not a way to disable presence as it is the core of Lync.
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    Monday, September 19, 2011 3:05 PM
  • There are a few ways to archieve something like this:

    1. Put that user on every contact list and assign him the "Blocked Contacts" privacy relationship. Depending on the number of clients you might need to fall back to a Bulk admin tool for the contact list, like LyncAddContacts. Not sure if they support privacy relationships though.
    2. Configure Enhanced Privacy Mode in your Lync environment: by activating this, users can only see the presence of the users in their contact list. Presence for all other users will not be shared. The disadvantage is, that it is for your entire environment.
    3. Build your own, customized Lync client using the SDK and disable presence indicators in that application. Deploy the app for this user.

    Not sure if there is an option that matches your requirement, but as Matt Landis indicates a checkbox to disable presence for one user is not available in the product.

    Best regards


    Certified IT Professional Lync Server 2010 / Exchange 2007 - http://www.uwictpartner.be
    If you think my post is the answer to your question, please mark it as answer so future visitors can easily find it.
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:20 AM