Monday, March 5, 2012

Blocking Lync From Searching Outlook Contact Folders

NOTE: This functionality requires the latest Lync client hotfix, KB 2670326, from Feb. 2012 (7577.4072).  Download Here: 32-bit or 64-bit

Lync does a great job at searching across multiple sources for potential Lync contacts.  For example, in my scenario, I have personal contacts defined in Outlook and my Lync client will show both Lync enabled users and Outlook contacts in search results.

Lync - contact - outlook folder

Lync - contact search1

Note that Outlook contacts will show with the (Contacts) description beside the result.

There may be reasons that this experience is not desired.  Some companies will want to suppress the Outlook contact results to either not cause confusion or for other reasons.  Lync allows this control by using in-band client policies. 

For this example, I will create a new client policy and configure it to not search the Outlook “Contacts” folder.  Note that any contact-type folder can be specified.  I create the policy by running:

New-CsClientPolicy –Identity “ExcludeContactSearching” –ExcludedContactFolders “Contacts”

Lync - contact command policy

I have created a new policy, but the –ExcludeContactFolders parameter can be configured on any client policy already defined.

Next, assign the policy to the user by running:

Grant-CsClientPolicy –Identity <user> –PolicyName “ExcludeContactSearching”

Lync - contact command policy apply to user

After the user receives the new in-band policy, the same search tried originally will not show the Outlook contacts:

Lync - contact search1 - after

Again, this requires the 7577.4072 version of the client to work.  Hope this helps.


  1. Intersting and beautiful blog lovely presentation thanks for sharing your software support

  2. Very nice article. I want to do this as a test by adding myself. however, just in case, what is the cmdlet to remove myself from that policy?

  3. I am trying this on Lync 2013 with no success. Is any difference?

  4. On Lync 2013 work ramdomly. Anybody found any pattern ?

  5. It works great, thanks a lot

  6. Wow, these are good news. I always feel uncomfortable when my contacts are searched without my permission but I am now happy to note that it is possible to block Lync from Searching Outlook Contact Folders. Thanks so much for updating us. If you are wondering How to Write a Good Research Paper, visit our site and find more information.

  7. Thanks for posting your valuable thoughts with us & our readers. Please keep continue writing on this blog.
    Bulk SMS Provider In Chennai

  8. It is great to have visited your website. Thanks for sharing useful information. And also visit my website about health. God willing it will be useful too

    Obat Herbal untuk Prostat Membesar/Bengkak
    Pengobatan Alami Jerawat Meradang
    Obat Herbal untuk Jerawat Meradang

  9. This website can live streaming , you can join at my site :
    agen judi online terpercaya
    Prediksi Bola

    Thank you

  10. Microsoft Helpline Number | Free Consultant on Microsoft Software | +1-844-728-4045

    Call Now at Microsoft Helpline Number that is totally free for all Microsoft users +1-844-728-4045 who are having problem with their Microsoft Office, Outlook, Windows or any other kinds of Microsoft software’s.

    Microsoft Helpline Number
    Microsoft Support Phone Number
    Microsoft Customer Support Number
    Microsoft Technical Support Number
    Microsoft Office Support Number

    Toll-free:- +1-844-728-4045
    Email –
    Website: -



    Yang Merupakan Agen Bandarq, Domino 99, Dan Bandar Poker Online Terpercaya di asia hadir untuk anda semua dengan permainan permainan menarik dan bonus menarik untuk anda semua

    Bonus yang diberikan NagaQQ :
    * Bonus rollingan 0.5%,setiap senin di bagikannya
    * Bonus Refferal 10% + 10%,seumur hidup
    * Bonus Jackpot, yang dapat anda dapatkan dengan mudah
    * Minimal Depo 15.000
    * Minimal WD 20.000

    Memegang Gelar atau title sebagai AGEN BANDARQ Terbaik di masanya

    Games Yang di Hadirkan NagaQQ :
    * Poker Online
    * BandarQ
    * Domino99
    * Bandar Poker
    * Bandar66(NEW GAMES)

    Info Lebih lanjut Kunjungi :
    Website : NAGAQQ
    WHATSAPP : +855967014811
    Line : Cs_nagaQQ
    TELEGRAM :+855967014811

    berita nagaqq/
    agen bandarq online/
    Kemenangan NagaQQ/

  12. If you are facing Yahoo Login Error and want to solve all the problems then contact Emails Helpline experts. They have encountered & qualified experts who are continuously providing service to Yahoo users.

  13. Looking for printer tech support then you're in the right place. You should talk to our technical support team to solve your printer related issues. Call Now: USA/Canada: (+1) 8884800288 & UK: + (44) 800 041-8324.
    Brother Printer UK

  14. If you are facing any trouble with your AOL Desktop Gold for mac/Window. Get Contact Install AOL Gold Toll free Number or download AOL Desktop Gold link.
    Read more: - AOL Gold Install | Install AOL Gold Desktop

  15. If you face any problem regarding SBC Global email then contact us on our SBCGlobal Support Number.
    Read More : - SBCGlobal Tech Support Phone Number | SBCGlobal Technical Support Number

  16. Nice Information thanks for sharing with us... If you have any issues related QuickBooks software Just click on link......
    quickbooks helpline number
    quickbooks support number

  17. Nice post thanks for sharing with us.. Just Download AOL Gold software
    aol gold login
    aol desktop gold

  18. Nice post thanks for sharing with us.. instant fix QuickBooks error just click on link..
    How can I set up SBCGlobal email on Mac
    How do you change SBCGlobal POP settings

  19. What an amzing blog you have here Cocaine for Sale thank you for sharing this real good content buy colombian cocaine online will like to also say we have an amazing blog too if you will love to take a look buy peruvian cocaine online thanks for your time to check on our blog.

  20. We are proud to say that all our products buy clonazepam powder online are not displayed online without going through an intensive quality assurance process. buy ativan (lorazepam) online They are high-quality and unmatched in the industry. buy peruvian cocaine online, If you’re not happy, talk to us. buy volkswagen cocaine online Your happiness and satisfaction is our priority. buy crack cocaine online , buy cocaine powder online , buy mescaline online

  21. We are proud to say that all our products buy clonazepam powder online are not displayed online without going through an intensive quality assurance process. buy ativan (lorazepam) online They are high-quality and unmatched in the industry. buy peruvian cocaine online, If you’re not happy, talk to us. buy volkswagen cocaine online Your happiness and satisfaction is our priority. buy crack cocaine online , buy cocaine powder online , buy mescaline online

  22. Do you want to buy Volkswagen cocaine online? If yes then you have come to the right place. At ketamine online USA you will get all the products of your choice and that too at a reasonable price.

  23. Norton is providing Real-time threat protection, password management, and firewall service for an extended period. It acts as a powerful shield for your devices and data. As it is antivirus software, but in the world of technology, nothing is free from error. Same way Norton users sometimes encounter Ghost Error 10030. It is an error that is caused due to miscommunication between ghost client and console, which is casting the session from the Ghost server. Users can quickly resolve this error by applying simple steps, but you can contact Norton Phone Number and seek assistance from highly qualified IT experts if you fail to do so.
    How to Resolve Norton Error 3039?
    How to Fix Norton Ghost Error 10030
    Run Norton Autofix Tool to Repair Common Issues

  24. While making payments to QuickBooks customers through QuickBooks payments, it might take a few days to get money in your bank account. It is the place where instant deposit in QuickBooks comes into play. QuickBooks Desktop for instant deposit provides payments to the users even faster than any other method. Configuration of Instant Deposit in QuickBooks Desktop will allow users to get funds at their bank accounts within 30 minutes. If you face any issue, you must take expert assistance by calling QuickBooks Support Number to fix it.

    How to Fix the Printing Problem in QuickBooks
    How to Run QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool

  25. Quicken Inc. has introduced a handy tool for maintaining personal finance management and named it Quicken. It provides multiple versions to the user, allowing them to track rental properties and small businesses' financial health. Users can experience uncomplicated management of account balance, transactions, personal budgeting, loans, and many other things essential in economic life. Users can also sync Quicken to excel in making things more organized and easy to use. An introduction of this feature will make Quicken more popular among the users as they can access the data without distance limitation. But in case, users face any issue while using Quicken software. Then they can directly call at Quicken Customer Support Number for the best assistance.
    How to Fix Quicken is Extremely Slow to Load
    How to Backup or Restore Your Quicken Data
    How to sync Quicken with Excel

  26. Canon Printer is a superb and excellent printer to print documents in black and colour prints. It is famous for good quality printing but when it stops suddenly and won't print. You will be worrying as you have already taken many works to finish other than printing documents with Canon Printer. This problem's main reason is Canon Printer print head nozzle blockage or ink cartridge run-out condition. To resolve it immediately, you must dial the Canon Printer Customer Service Number to troubleshoot it.
    Read More :
    Fix Canon Printer Black Ink Not Printing
    How to Connect a Canon Printer to Wi-Fi
    Unable to Connect Canon Printer to PC

  27. Are you facing browsing errors? Don't worry, as AOL Desktop Gold is one of the best options to set as the default browser. AOL Desktop Gold offers reliable and secure facilities to its users. This protects users’ AOL account from being hacked and compromised due to an error. It is all in one desktop and keeps the potential to provides the best email, browsing, search, content, and many more amenities. Users can set AOL desktop gold as their default browser by following facile steps, but it's essential to AOL Desktop Gold Download first. If the user is stuck at implementing any action, they can freely call at AOL customer service number. The user only needs to tell the credentials of the AOL account and talk to qualified experts for the resolution of any problem.

    How to Install AOL Desktop Gold for Mac
    How to Clear Cache in AOL Desktop Gold
    How to Install AOL Desktop Gold for Mac

  28.! Visit the authority web-based interface and enter 8 digit confirmation code at the hour of initiation measure.
    Client can enact YouTube the accompanying gadgets like savvy television, Apple TV,
    roku, playstation, xbox and other streaming media players. At te point when you sign in to
    youtube application Youtube activate! on savvy television or other gadget,
    your gadget shows 8 digit code.
    This is the youtube actuation code which is utilized to initiate youtube.