Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-27

With enhanced presence privacy mode, users can restrict their presence information so that it is visible only to the contacts listed in their Microsoft Lync 2010 Contacts list. The CsPrivacyConfiguration Lync Server Management Shell cmdlet EnablePrivacyMode parameter controls this option. When EnablePrivacyMode is set to True, the option to restrict presence information to contacts becomes available in the Lync 2010 Status options. When EnablePrivacyMode is set to False, users can choose either to always allow everyone to see their presence information or to adhere to any future changes the administrator makes to the privacy mode.

Lync 2010 privacy settings are not honored by previous versions (Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 or Microsoft Office Communicator 2007). If previous versions of Office Communicator are allowed to sign in, a Lync 2010 user’s status, contact information, or picture could be viewed by someone who has not been authorized to view it. Additionally, a Lync 2010 user’s privacy settings are reset if he or she later signs in with previous version of Communicator.

For these reasons, in a migration scenario, before you enable Lync 2010 enhanced presence privacy mode:
  • Ensure that every user has Lync 2010 installed.

  • Define a client version policy rule to prevent previous versions of Communicator from signing in.

To enable enhanced presence privacy mode

  1. Start the Lync Server Management Shell: Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Lync Server 2010, and then click Lync Server Management Shell.

  2. Run the following command:

    Copy Code
    Get-CsPrivacyConfiguration | Set-CsPrivacyConfiguration -EnablePrivacyMode $True

    This command enables privacy mode for all the privacy configuration settings currently in use in the organization.