Microsoft Office Communicator URL Fix

If you use Microsoft Office Communicator as your internal messaging solution, you might frequently be annoyed by the fact that you can’t just click on URLs that your workmates send you. You can click on URLs in MSN Messenger, but not in Communicator (by default). This is no end of hassle if you get frequent links to great web comics.

The fix is a tiny tweak to your registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Communicator]
"EnableURL"=dword:00000001

Done! Now you can happily click away on those links.

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6 Comments

  1. I love the way Microsoft has just turned stuff off in LCS that you’d reasonably expect to be there because MSN Messenger has had that particular feature for years…

  2. It doesn’t work for people that use the client from outside the domain.
    Also the policie for the domain machines is under HKEY_CURRENT_USER and not HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
    The policie is something the OCS administrater pushes so the location is probably a choice.

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