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Customizing the Lync Meeting Page – Part II

In part I, I showed you how to change the logo for the meeting landing page. In this part, we’ll go through adding options to the page for various types of clients.

By default, when entering a meeting, a machine with the Lync client will open up and automatically join. But what if the person attending the meeting doesn’t have the Lync client? A machine without the Lync client will open a popup browser window and use Silverlight, but that doesn’t support all Lync features.

silverlight client

silverlight client

We can allow users with the OCS 2007 R2 legacy Communicator client to use that to join the meeting. We simply open Lync Management Shell and use the Set-CsWebServiceConfiguration cmdlet on our Front-End servers:

Set-CsWebServiceConfiguration -ShowJoinUsingLegacyClientLink $true

And the web page looks like this when opened:

Join using legacy client

Join using legacy client

We can also provide a link for attendees to download the Lync 2010 Attendee client, which provides a better client experience. We can do this by using the same cmdlet in Lync Management Shell, but with a different switch:

Set-CsWebServiceConfiguration -ShowDownloadCommunicatorAttendeeLink $true

Combining the two together allows all possible options:

Set-CsWebServiceConfiguration -ShowDownloadCommunicatorAttendeeLink $true -ShowJoinUsingLegacyClientLink $true

At this point, attendees can join the meeting with the OCS Communicator, Lync, Lync Attendee, or web browser clients. The user would see this (assuming no Lync client installed):

Allow legacy and attendee clients

Allow legacy and attendee clients

Combine that with the custom logo configuration from part 1, and we now have a much more personal and flexible Meet page.

  1. Steve Foley
    May 22nd, 2012 at 08:30 | #1

    Thank you for the information. I was looking for information regarding users being able to Attend Lync Meetings, even though they have neither the MS Communicator 2007 or Lync 2010 Client installed. Heard that they can do so using Silverlight, but was not able to find any details on it. Thanks!

    • Pat Richard
      May 22nd, 2012 at 13:47 | #2

      That’s what the Attendee client is for.

  2. Chris Gump
    September 20th, 2012 at 07:32 | #3

    Thanks to your previous article (Customizing… -part I) I could insert a nice custom logo to my meeting landing page.
    Now, is there a way to add the same logo to the different windows/webpages shown in the screenshots of this part II of your article. That would be great.

    Thanks in advance !

    • Pat Richard
      September 20th, 2012 at 07:33 | #4

      I’ll take a look.

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