Revisiting spell check in Lync 2013


Last year when CU3 was released I posted a quick article on how to get spell check to work with Lync 2013 and Office 2010/2007 installed on the computer.  Since than, got a lot of great feedback and I wanted to pass along this find.  Credit goes completely to a reader (Brendan the true Captain Jack) for finding yet another way to get this to work.

If you are installing the Lync 2013 client via the “stand-alone package” and not using the full Office Pro Plus installer there are some options you want to be careful not to disable.  Below is a screenshot of the Microsoft Office Customization Tool which can be used to created your MSP for the Lync 2013 Stand-Alone installer – you will see Proofing Tools as an option.


Within the MSP, you have the ability to customize and include the Office Shared Features Proofing Tools directly within the installer.  If you are working on your Lync client deployment for the first time, you should make sure to include these features.

What if I have Lync already installed without them?

You have two options:

  1. Go to Programs and Features and select Lync 2013 and choose “Change” and select Add or Remove Features and add it back in.

  2. Command line version.

  • Close the Lync Client
  • Open up the command prompt
  • Run this
  • msiexec.exe /I{90150000-012C-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /QB+ ADDSOURCE=ProofingParent
  • And than this
  • msiexec.exe /I{90150000-001F-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE} /QB+ ADDLOCAL=ALL
  • Launch Lync and you should be good to go

For French language you have msiexec.exe /I{90150000-001F-040C-0000-0000000FF1CE} /QB+ ADDLOCAL=ALL and Spanish is msiexec.exe /I{90150000-001F-0C0A -0000-0000000FF1CE} /QB+ ADDLOCAL=ALL

Enjoy and happy spell checking!

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