Lync Custom Status Technical Details

Lync Custom Status requires administrative privileges as it needs to use parts of the system registry that are normally not accessible unless you have admin permissions. This is a restriction of user account control, and not something that can be bypassed.

The only registry keys that are accessed are as follows:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionAppCompatFlagsLayers

The application changes the Lync related values to allow for custom status’ and to enable ‘hidden settings’

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Mike Hudson is a Lead Cyber Security Analyst living and working in Kingston Upon Hull. With extensive experience in Microsoft and Apple technologies, ranging from desktop OS’s to Server OS’s and hardware. By day working as part of an infrastructure team, and by night ridding the world of IT issues through blog posts..

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