Specify server


Specifies how Microsoft Lync identifies the server.

If you enable this policy setting, you must specify the server name that Microsoft Lync uses.

If you disable this policy setting, Microsoft Lync uses a DNS lookup to identify the server.

If you do not configure this policy setting, the user can choose automatic configuration, or the user can specify the name of the server in Microsoft Lync user preferences. To set the user preferences, from the Microsoft Lync Tools menu, click Options, click the Personal tab, within the SIP Communications My Account area click Advanced, select Configure Settings, type the server name in the Server name field.

Note: You can configure this policy setting under both Computer Configuration and User Configuration, but the policy setting under Computer Configuration takes precedence.

Supported on: At least Windows 7
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\lync
Value Nameconfigurationmode
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

DNS name of the internal server

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\lync
Value Nameserveraddressinternal
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value
DNS name of the external server

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\lync
Value Nameserveraddressexternal
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

lync16.admx

Administrative Templates (Computers)

Administrative Templates (Users)