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Customizing the Lync Server 2013 Meeting Page

In Customizing the Lync Server 2010 Meeting Page, I showed how simple it was to update the Lync Server 2010 Meet page with your organization’s logo. Here’s some info for updating the Lync Server 2013 pages.

Here we see the page with the default “Lync Web App” text image.

original LWA page

That test image file is called LyncWebApp_logo.png. It’s a 350×68 pixel 32 bit .png file. You’ll find the image in two folders: one for the external web site, and one for the internal website:

  1. c:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2013\Web Components\LWA\Ext\Images\LyncWebApp_logo.png
  2. c:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2013\Web Components\LWA\Int\Images\LyncWebApp_logo.png

If you’re going to swap out the image, it’s much easier if you overwrite the existing file with your custom file of the same name: just backup the original file first. This will eliminate the need to dive into the code that writes the page. Just create a new file of the same size, and save it into the appropriate folders.

The image background is not actually white. It’s a light gray with an RGB value of R:247 G:247 B:247. If you want to match the blue on the left, it’s R:3 G:110 B:202.

Once you overwrite the existing file, restart the Lync Server Web Conferencing service using either the Services.msc tool, or by using the following in PowerShell:

Restart-Service RTCDATAMCU

Once the service has restarted, you can check out the Meet page by creating a Meet Now, and going to the meeting URL on a machine without the Lync client (to avoid having the Lync client immediately attempt to join the meeting, which would close the Meet web page).

updated LWA page

If you’re hard core and want to tweak or completely overhaul the web page itself, the CSS style sheets are available for the external and internal sites at:

  1. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2013\Web Components\LWA\Ext\Styles
  2. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2013\Web Components\LWA\Int\Styles

Just make sure you back everything up before making changed. Also, I have not paid much attention to if these files get overwritten during a Cumulative Update installation. So keep copies handy in case you need to re-apply your changes.

  1. December 16th, 2013 at 12:09 | #1

    Good one, It reminds me changing the LogIn page of OWA 🙂

    • Pat Richard
      December 16th, 2013 at 12:10 | #2

      Yeah, you can really do a lot if you want to noodle with the CSS. But just tossing the logo out there is a nice touch, IMHO.

  2. vikas
    February 20th, 2014 at 07:39 | #3

    any idea how to change color of blue which is on left side. i want to match it with our company standard.

    • Pat Richard
      February 24th, 2014 at 15:54 | #4

      At that point, you’re messing around with CSS info for the page. There’s a little more than just that, too, as a LOT of images are tied to that color scheme.

  3. moo
    November 13th, 2014 at 17:25 | #5

    I did not have to restart the service for the new meeting logo to take effect- just had to refresh the web page. Thanks for this tut.

  1. December 12th, 2013 at 08:52 | #1