I am sure this is going to annoy some Lync administrators, however I came into work this morning after running the Skype for Business client for the last few months to the following message
Thus following the restart, I was back the the Lync UI. “How retro”
Disclaimer: Playing with the registry may result is serious injury or death for your PC so everything be careful out there!
First you will need local administrator rights to do this and also have a read of my previous post #Lync Question 38: How do I control the Lync and Skype UI with the Skype for Business client regarding the registry keys.
Here is the registry with the Skype UI disabled (you might see some other keys in here too)
Lets delete it, or via command line it would be:
reg delete HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\Lync /v EnableSkypeUI /f
Next we add back the registry key with the Skype UI enable
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\Lync /v EnableSkypeUI /t REG_BINARY /d 00000001 /f
Next lets change the permissions, select the EnableSkypeUI key and on the Edit menu select Permissions
In here we click on Advanced and then Disable Inheritance and then select Remove all inherited permissions from this object
And then OK, Yes (we are going to denied all users permissions) and finally OK
Then we can launch the client with the SkypeUI
How do I revert?
If you want to revert in the registry edit, select HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\Lync in the left pane and then in the Edit menu, Permissions and we will see there is no permissions
Next click on Advanced
And then Enable inheritance followed by OK and OK
There we go…..enjoy the Skype UI again