Disable IM for a Skype for Business User

By |2018-04-12T10:56:14+00:00April 12th, 2018|Office 365, Skype|2 Comments

Recently there was a requirement to disable a user/machine from sending IM’s on Skype for Business.

This can be done quite easily with the below registry key on the users machine:

  • Open Command Prompt as an Admin
  • Run reg add HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Lync /v DisableIM /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
  • Restart Skype client

The User/Machine will no longer have the functionality to IM ?


  1. Matt 5th September 2018 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Reading this, this will disable IM for all users on the machine? So if the user were to go to another machine then they would be able to access IM on that, is this the case?

    • Daniel Davies 28th September 2018 at 10:20 am - Reply

      This is just for the machine the user is on. If they were to go to another machine they could access IM.

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