Change your default meeting client

If you have both Lync 2013 for the desktop and Skype for Business (Lync) Windows Store app installed on your computer, you can set one of them as the default program to use for meetings. The first time you select a Join Skype for Business (Lync) Meeting link to connect to a meeting, the Default Meeting Client box displays.

Screen shot of Lync notification for choosing a program

Select either Skype for Business (Lync) (Desktop), or Skype for Business (Lync) (which means Skype for Business (Lync) Windows Store app), and then select OK. The next time you join a Skype for Business (Lync) Meeting, the meeting client you selected will be used automatically.

If you change your mind later, you can easily change the default meeting client. Here’s how:

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the Windows Start screen, and select Search.

  2. Type “default programs” in the search text box.

  3. Select Default Programs from the search results.

Screen shot of default programs

  1. Select Set your default programs, and then select the app you want to use for meetings from the list under Programs—either Skype for Business (Lync) (desktop) or Skype for Business (Lync) (which means Skype for Business (Lync) Windows Store app).

Screen shot of set your default programs

  1. Select Set this program as default, and then select OK.

Important:  Even if you set Lync 2013 for the desktop as your default meeting client, the Join Skype for Business (Lync) Meeting button on the Skype for Business (Lync) Windows Store app home screen and the Join button on the Meetings screen always connects you to the meeting by using Skype for Business (Lync) Windows Store app.

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