Description of the update for Lync 2010: January 2013

Applies to: Lync 2010


This article describes the Microsoft Lync 2010 issues that are fixed in the update that is dated January 2013.
This article describes the following items about the update package:
  • The issues that the update package fixes.
  • The prerequisites for installing the update package.
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the update package.
  • Whether the update package is replaced by any other update package.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that the update package contains.


Issues that this update fixes

This update package fixes the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:
  • 2793014 Error message when you try to join a Lync Online meeting that is created by a user in a non-federated organization in Lync 2010
  • 2796746 You cannot join a Lync Online meeting that is created by a user in a non-federated organization in Lync 2010

More Information

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next update that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft website:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


There are no prerequisites for installing this update package.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer if certain applications that depend on Lync 2010 are running when you install the update. For example, you must restart the computer if Microsoft Office Outlook is running when you install the update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

Registry information

You do not have to make any changes in the registry to apply this update.


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates