Revisiting spell check in Lync 2013

January 13, 2014

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!


Written by Richard Richard is an Office Apps & Services MVP (Teams / Skype) who lives in Minneapolis, MN. Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) and MCSM Instructor - when those were a thing long ago. When not writing code, breaking teams - debate coach and avid golfer.
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