You continue to hear a dial tone after you minimize Lync 2013


Consider the following scenario:
  • You connect a Lync device that has a Call button to a computer. The Call button sends an off-hook signal to the computer.
  • You press the Call button on the device.
  • Microsoft Lync 2013 appears, and you hear a dial tone.
  • You minimize the Lync 2013 window.
In this scenario, you continue to hear the dial tone. Therefore, you cannot use the Lync device with other communications applications.


To work around this issue, enable the Play Abbreviated Dial Tone option in Microsoft Lync Server by using the following Set-CSClientPolicy cmdlet:
Set-CSClientPolicy -identity <The name of the Client Policy> -PlayAbbreviatedDialTone $true
This cmdlet configures Lync 2013 to use the Abbreviated Dial Tone setting. Therefore, the Lync dial tone stops after several seconds, and you can use the Lync device with other applications.

More Information

After you set the PlayAbbreviatedDialTone cmdlet to True and take a Lync device off the hook, a 3-second dial tone is played. When you set the cmdlet to False, a 30-second dial tone is played.

These settings are the same as the settings for the Play Abbreviated Dial Tone Group Policy setting in  Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

For more information about the Set-CsClientPolicy cmdlet, go to the following Microsoft website:

Id. de artículo: 2761252 - Última revisión: 25 oct. 2012 - Revisión: 1