Friday, 8 February 2013

Windows 8 Chrome and Lync 2013 Client Missed Call Notifications

So I have been having this problem, when I click on a number in a missed call notification email from Lync my Google Chrome browser would launch to my homepage instead of the Lync client.

When I tried to change the default association of the TEL protocol, i was given the option of two (2) values..

Clicking the "Change Program" button gave me two (2) options


After much searching a registry entry was found to enabled the Lync application be to added to the list (Thanks Simon).

Create a new REG_SZ "String Value" Under Computer\HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Lync\Capabilities\URLAssociations\ called TEL with a value of "callto"


Once this key is added you are given a third chose for the TEL protocol association for Lync

Selecting "Microsoft Lync" updates the associations to show Microsoft Lync as the default application for the TEL URL.



Now clicking the number in the missed call notification email and it launches the Lync client.




4 comments:

  1. Nice post. This just disappeared with a recent update, and I was able to get it back using your method. Thanks!

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  2. I was having trouble with this but now it is fixed luckily. However i would love to do the other steps by changing the registry keys do you perphaps have any insight on that because i am out of luck doing so.

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  3. Anyone have the equivalent key for Lync 2010? I would assume somewhere here HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Communicator but it doesn't quite have the same structure.

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  4. Anyone have the equivalent key for Lync 2010? I would assume somewhere here HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Communicator but it doesn't quite have the same structure.

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