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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…

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Auto Mount ISO at boot for any user

John / April 27, 2017

We have a legacy app that plays videos off a CD.  The app will not launch if the disc is not available.  I created an ISO file from the disc but needed a way to auto mount the disc during logon so any user who signed into the PC could use the application. I finally came up with an easy solution and am documenting here.  Feel free to use and customize to fit your needs.  You need admin rights to complete these steps.  Also, I have only tested this on Windows 8.1. Step 1: Create a new folder, mine is…

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