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Adds an AllowSavePassword Group Policy setting to remove the Save Password check box in Skype for Business or Lync 2013

Symptoms
This update fixes an issue that causes the Save Password check box to remain available in the sign-in dialog box in a Microsoft Lync 2013 (Microsoft Skype for Business) client. This check box is still available despite the value of the SavePassword Group Policy Object (GPO) is set to 0. This issue prevents users from saving their passwords.

Note To set the values of the SavePassword GPO and the new AllowSavePassword GPO to 0, see the "Registry Information" section.

Note This update adds a new AllowSavePassword GPO that can't be overridden. After you apply this update, the following conditions occur:
  • If you set the value of the new GPO to 0, the Save Password check box will be hidden, and the password won't be saved by users themselves.
  • If you set the value of the new GPO to 1, users will see and can change the Save Password check box. In this case, the existing SavePassword GPO will only affect the default state of the Save Password check box (default of unchecked if the existing SavePassword GPO is set to 0 and default of checked if the existing SavePassword GPO is set to 1).
In order to understand the effects of the GPO settings more clearly, you can refer to the following form:
The SavePassword GPO = 0The SavePassword GPO = 1
The AllowSavePassword GPO = 0The Save Password check box is hidden, and the password won't be saved.The Save Password check box is hidden, and the password won't be saved.
The AllowSavePassword GPO = 1The Save Password check box is displayed as unchecked by default, and users can change it at will.The Save Password check box is displayed as checked by default, and users can change it at will.
How to apply this update
To apply this update, install the September 8, 2015 security update (KB3085500) for Lync 2013 (Skype for Business).

Note Lync 2013 was upgraded to Skype for Business in April 2015.
Registry Information
Important Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.

To set the value of the SavePassword GPO to 0:
  1. Exit all Microsoft Office applications.
  2. Start Registry Editor:
    • In Windows 7, go to Start, type regedit in the Search programs and files text box, and then select regedit.exe in the search results.
    • In Windows 8, move your mouse to the upper-right corner, select Search, type regedit in the search text box, and then select regedit.exe in the search results.
  3. Locate and then select the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Lync
  4. In the Details pane, press and hold (or right-click) SavePassword, and then select Modify.
  5. In the Value data box, type 0, and then select OK.
  6. Exit Registry Editor.
To set the value of the new AllowSavePassword GPO to 0:
  1. Repeat the above steps 1-3.
  2. In the Details pane, press and hold (or right-click) AllowSavePassword, and then select Modify.
  3. In the Value data box, type 0, and then select OK.
  4. Exit Registry Editor.
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Article ID: 3088665 - Last Review: 09/29/2015 06:35:00 - Revision: 2.0

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