Lync users cannot edit their SharePoint Server My Site photos

Symptoms

This issue will take place under the folowing circumstances:

  • Lync users have the SharePoint Server integration features enabled through their Lync client policy
  • Lync users cannot see the Edit in Mysite selection in their My Picture options

Cause

The ShowSharepointPhotoEditLink parameter in Lync client policy that applies to the affected user(s) is set to false

Note By default the ShowSharepointPhotoEditLink parameter of the Lync client policy is set to False. When the ShowSharepointPhotoEditLink parameter of the Lync client policy is set to True the Lync user will be able to edit the personal photo stored on their Microsoft SharePoint My Site.

Resolution


Using Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2

  1. Click on Start, All Programs, Microsoft Lync Server 2010 or Microsoft Lync Server 2013
  2. Choose the Lync Server Management Shell menu option

Using Server 2012
  1. Choose the Lync Server Management Shell menu option
  2. Press the Windows logo key to access the Start Page
Use the following Lync Server PowerShell cmdlets to locate and enable the affected user's Lync client policy:

To locate the Lync client policy that applies to the affected user run the following PowerShell cmdlet:

Get-CSUser  -identity <user alias>


Run the following PowerShell cmdlet to enable the Lync ShowSharepointPhotoEditLink feature for the Lync client policy: 


Set-CsClientPolicy -Identity < value> -ShowSharepointPhotoEditLink $True 

Note The identity parameter in the Set-CsClientPolicy may differ as this value depends on the client policy that applies to the affected users
Properties

Article ID: 2831046 - Last Review: Mar 24, 2013 - Revision: 1

Microsoft Lync 2010, Microsoft Lync 2013

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