This article describes an update that is available to disable the extra presence information of a user in Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2. This extra presence information tells a user whether another user supports audio or video calls in Office Communicator 2007 R2.
Note The extra presence information is enabled after you apply the update that is described in update 2415902. For more information about update 2415902, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2415902 You cannot determine whether another Office Communicator 2007 R2 user supports an audio call or a video call before you start the call
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 issue, install the following cumulative update:
2549042 Description of the cumulative update package for Communicator 2007 R2: June, 2011
This update package disables the extra presence information. If you want to re-enable the presence information, deploy the following registry settings to all the Office Communicator 2007 R2 clients.
Note You must exit Office Communicator 2007 R2 client before you make the following registry key change.
Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey: