Attendees cannot share slides when joining a Non-Scheduled “Meet Now” Live Meeting that is created by using Conferencing Add-in for Outlook

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SYMPTOMS

When a user creates an ad hoc or Meet Now Live Meeting by using the Microsoft Conferencing Add-in for Microsoft Office Outlook, the organizer can share slides. However, attendees cannot share slides. This problem does not occur if the user initializes an ad hoc Live Meeting by using Microsoft Office Communicator 2007.

Note Ad hoc meetings are meetings for instant collaboration and are sometimes called Meet Now meetings.

CAUSE

When a user initializes an ad hoc Live Meeting by using Microsoft Conferencing Add-in for Microsoft Office Outlook, the default type of behavior for the meeting is set to Presentation conferencing type. A presentation meeting does not allow attendees to share slides by default. When a user initializes an ad hoc Live Meeting by using Office Communicator 2007, the default type of behavior for the meeting is set to Collaboration conferencing type. A collaboration meeting allows attendees to share slides by default.

RESOLUTION

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To resolve this problem, install the following update:
980924 Description of the update for the Live Meeting Conferencing Add-in for Outlook: April 2010
After you install this update, you must create a registry key. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, type "regedit" in the Search programs and files box, and then press ENTER. If you are prompted for an administrator password, type the password. If you are prompted for confirmation, provide confirmation.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HEKY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Live Meeting\Addins
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type EnableCollaboration, and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click EnableCollaboration, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, you can change the permissions of attendees by selecting (CTRL+N) after the meeting has started.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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Article ID: 980954 - Last Review: August 23, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007
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