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.