Want to disable #Lync / #Skype #IM presence in #MSProject 2013?
I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server.
I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011.
I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner.
If you want want to disable the Lync / Skype for Business presence in Project 2013, see the steps below.
Lync / Skype for Business Presence enabled:
Lync / Skype for Business Presence disabled:
To do this, install the April 2015 Cumulative update for Project 2013 (fully test on a test machine before using in production): http://bit.ly/1Od9oGX
Then create the registry key as detailed in the KB article.
You can either do this manually or via PowerShell, an example PowerShell command can be seen below:
This will create the following key:
Always back up the registry before making any changes (manually or via PowerShell etc.)
To enable Lync / IM presence again update the DisableIMStatus key value data to 0 and restart Project.