(…And one more tweak)
I’ve been looking for a way to lighten up the end user’s first dip into Lync 2010 client.
I found two things annoying:
- Address book takes a while to update.
- The first Launch splash screen can make the users brake their screen.
The solution is a very simple registry fix. I edited the following registry jey with two options:
1. The first hive Shortens the address book pulling delay to zero – meaning the client will immediatley download the address book.
2. The second hive tells the computer that the splash screen has already ran, so there is no need to run it again (this registry key is being added during the installation of Lync client, and sets itself to the ‘0’ value after the first run. pre-populating the registry with this key means the first launch tour screen will not run).
You don’t have to use both keys, but I run them together to achieve a smooth, quieter client-side installation:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Make sure you deploy this registry key to your clients prior to installing Lync client.