Client Registry Keys (Part 5)

August 13, 2014

Client Registry Keys – Part One (General & Personal Tab)

Client Registry Keys – Part Two (Contacts List & Status Tab)

Client Registry Keys – Part Three (My Picture & Phones Tab)

Client Registry Keys – Part Four (Alerts, Persistent Chat & Ringtones and Sounds)

Client Registry Keys – Part Five (Audio Device, Video Device, Call Forwarding, File Saving, Recording & Lync Meetings)

Client Registry Keys – Part Six (IM Tab)


Audio Device Tab

DescriptionReg KeyValuesClient Policy
Secondary RingerSecondaryRingerIsEnabled0/1N/A
Also RingN/AN/AN/A
Unmute when my phone ringsUnmuteSpeakerOnIncomingCall0/1N/A
Allow stereo audio playback when availableN/AN/AN/A

These settings are in a different place than all of the other client registry settings.  You can find them all here:


Video Device Tab

DescriptionReg KeyValuesClient Policy
Crop and center my video in meetingsCropOutgoingVideo0/1N/A

These settings are in the normal place.  No need to hunt around.  (HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice15.0Lync)

Call Forwarding Tab

All of these settings are stored in your presence documents.  So we will leave that for another time.

File Saving Tab

DescriptionReg KeyValuesClient Policy
Save toFtReceiveFolderC:UsersRichardDocumentsMy Received FilesN/A

Recording Tab

DescriptionReg KeyValuesClient Policy
Save toRecordingRootDirectory1C:UsersRichardVideosLyncN/A
Image ResolutionPublishResolution0 – 480p
1 – 720p HD
2 – 1080p Full HD (Highest)

These settings are found here:


Lync Meetings Tab

DescriptionReg KeyValuesClient Policy
Show IMShowIMForLyncMeetings0 / 1N/A
Show the Participant ListShowRosterForLyncMeetings0 / 1N/A



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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