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This article describes how to remove the LastActive attribute from the aggregation state category in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 or Lync Server 2013.
Note The Lync Server presence scheme includes a method for calculating and displaying how long a user has been away or offline. This is known as "Last Active." The LastActive attribute returns presence inquiries only from users who have the "Colleagues," "Workgroup," and "Friends and Family" privacy relationships. For more information about presence information in Lync Server, see the "References" section.
Lync Server always calculates the Last Active time stamp during presence aggregation for each user and stores it in a database. Last Active presence information is retrieved to satisfy individual presence inquiries and subscriptions by other users. This occurs according to the access level that the users were assigned. The design of the Last Active presence information has changed for the following reasons:
For Lync Server 2010To remove the LastActive attribute from the aggregation state category in Lync Server 2010, you must install the following update:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2701585/ )Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010: June 2012
After you apply the update, you have to add a configuration entry in the configuration file on each instance of Lync Server 2010 for which you want to remove the LastActive attribute. To do this, follow these steps:
For Lync Server 2013You do not have to apply any update to Lync Server 2013 for enabling this functionality. However, you must set up the configuration file on the Lync Server to stop the Last Active data from being published in presence. You have to add a configuration entry in the configuration file on each instance of Lync Server 2013 for which you want to remove the LastActive attribute.
To do this, follow these steps:
To work around this issue, users can change the privacy relationship of other users to the External Contacts option. In this configuration, other users can see less information than in the other privacy relationship options. For example, in this configuration, other users cannot see a meeting's subject and location.
For more information about Lync Server presence functionality, click the following link to download the document:
Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Chapter 6 – Enhanced Presence