Want to disable #Lync / #Skype #IM presence in #MSProject 2013?

April 15, 2015 at 9:26 am | Posted in Add-on, Administration, Configuration, Customisation, Functionality, Information | Leave a comment
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If you want want to disable the Lync / Skype for Business presence in Project 2013, see the steps below.

Lync / Skype for Business Presence enabled:

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Lync / Skype for Business Presence disabled:

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To do this, install the April 2015 Cumulative update for Project 2013 (fully test on a test machine before using in production): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2965279

Then create the registry key as detailed in the KB article.

You can either do this manually or via PowerShell, an example PowerShell command can be seen below:

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This will create the following key:

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Always back up the registry before making any changes (manually or via PowerShell etc.)

To enable Lync / IM presence again update the DisableIMStatus key value data to 0 and restart Project.

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