Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-03

In previous versions of Lync and Office Communicator, a stand-alone Communicator.adm administrative template was available for configuring client Group Policy settings. For Lync 2013, new administrative template files (.admx and .adml files) are included along with the Office Group Policy Administrative Template. The availability of Lync 2013 .admx and .adml files allows you to download templates and centrally manage Group Policy settings for all your Office programs and language packs. For details, see “Office 2013 Administrative Template files (ADMX, ADML)” in the Office 2013 documentation at

Client Bootstrapping Policies

There are several client bootstrapping policies that you should configure before users sign in to the server for the first time. Because these policies take effect before the client signs in and begins receiving in-band provisioning settings from the server, you can use Group Policy to configure them. For more information, see Configuring Client Bootstrapping Policies in the Deployment documentation.