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Skype for Business – Windows 10 – Enable “Appear Offline”

John / October 10, 2017

There are a lot of old search results for enabling “Appear Offline” in Lync or Skype for Business 2016.  However, the registry key was missing in my install of Windows 10, so I had to create it to gain access to the feature.

The key should be located here:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Lync]
“EnableAppearOffline”=dword:00000001

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Policies > Microsoft > Office > 16.0 > Lync

If you don’t see those keys, create them as listed here.  Then create a DWORD 32bit and name it EnableAppearOffline.  Once created, edit the DWORD and change the value to 1.

Restart Skype for Business and you should now see the “Appear Offline” status option.