Active Directory, Group Policy Preferences, Office Communicator

Disable Office Communicator 2007 R2 Auto Startup

The current Office Communicator application has “Auto Startup” and “Office Tour” runing on all client machines. As I cannot repackage the application, I am going to use Group Policy Preferences to switch these two features off.

Create/Update the registry entries in your Windows 7 GPMC:

Create HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\AutoRunWhenLogonToWindows and switch to 0 to disable startup feature.

Update  HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\TourPlayed and switch to 0 to disable the Tour feature.

Go to love Group Policy Preferences.