Thursday, May 1, 2014

Custom Lync Room System Startup

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To create the Domain joined custom Lync Room System...
  1. Group Policy to change these Registry Entries using Preferences
    1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon (Applied to Computer Settings)
      1. DefaultUserName - LyncRoomAccount
      2. DefaultPassword - LyncRoomAccount Password
      3. DefaultDomainName -
      4. AutoLogonCount - Deleted
      5. AutoLogonChecked - Deleted
    2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell to wscript.exe //NoLogo /I "C:\Program Files\Lync Room System\Lync Room Computer Startup.vbs"  (Applied to Lync Room User Account Preferences)
    3. By using Preferences you can apply the settings based on Computer Name or Account name.  This allows the computer to still be used as a regular Windows system when logged off.
  2. Lync Room Computer Startup.vbs 
    1. Uses these Sysinternals programs BGInfo, PSKill
      1. Copy the BGinfo program over to "Program Files\Background"
      2. Edit LRS.bgi to change the desktop text and jpg images.
    2. Starts Rainmeter program with "Lync Room System" skin
      1. Once you install the program and installed Lync Room Skin, you must copy the "Lync Room System" folder from your documents\Rainmeter folder to the "Lync Room System" folder.
    3. Runs Office 2013 Lync
The Source files can be found here.  Copy them over to "C:\Program Files\Lync Room System" once the programs have been installed.  Includes a MS Word document with Group Policy information for creating your own GPO.