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Supported Clients

This document covers support for the following clients in virtualized environments:
  • Microsoft Lync 2010
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 Group Chat
The following clients are not supported in virtualized environments:

  • Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant Console
  • Microsoft Lync Web App
Note This document does not cover virtualization support for Microsoft Lync Server 2010.

Vendor support

The following table lists the supported client virtualization environments for the Lync 2010 client and the Lync 2010 Group Chat client:

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VendorProductMicrosoft Lync 2010Microsoft Lync 2010 Group Chat
MicrosoftWindows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services (RDS)SupportedSupported
MicrosoftApp-V 4.6.1053SupportedNot supported
CitrixXenDesktop 4.0.4522.0SupportedSupported
CitrixXenApp 6.0.0.0.0SupportedNot supported

Virtualization Architectures

Full desktop remoting - In this mode, the entire desktop is remotely accessed by using either session virtualization or virtual desktop infrastructure(VDI).

Application remoting - In this mode, a given application or a set of applications run on a remote server and can be accessed without remoting the entire desktop.

Application streaming - In this mode, an application is virtualized by sequencing the application and deploying the sequenced version in the data center in such a way that users can access and run the application on a local device without installing the application.

Feature support

The following table lists the features that are supported by the Lync 2010 client in a client virtualization environment:

Lync 2010 client

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FeatureFull desktop remotingApplication remotingApplication streaming
PresenceSupportedSupportedSupported
Instant messagingSupportedSupportedSupported
Desktop sharingSupportedNot supportedSupported
Application sharingSupportedNot supportedSupported
Sharing PowerPoint presentationsSupportedNot supportedSupported
Sharing whiteboardsSupportedSupportedSupported
File transferSupportedSupportedSupported
AudioDesk phone paired by using USB redirectionNot supportedSupported
RecordingNot supportedNot supportedSupported
VideoNot supportedNot supportedSupported
Online meetingsSupportedSupportedSupported

Additional virtualized client supportability information for the Lync 2010 client is listed here:

Application streaming - Application streaming was verified on Microsoft products. For details, see the “Vendor support” section earlier in this article.

Full desktop remoting with desk phone paired by using USBR - Audio is supported only in a VDI environment. Audio is not supported in a session-based desktop delivery environment, such as Microsoft RDS.

Note For detailed information on using RemoteFX with desk phone paired by using USBR see the Webcams/VoIP devices section of:

Introducing Microsoft RemoteFX USB Redirection: Part 3 (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2010/11/08/introducing-microsoft-remotefx-usb-redirection-part-3.aspx)

Online meetings with application remoting or full desktop remoting - Communication modes for online meetings are limited by peer-to-peer communication modes that are supported for the specified architecture. For example, if audio is not supported on the specified architecture. Audio will not work in online meetings.

Online meetings with application streaming - Joining online meetings from Microsoft Outlook meeting reminders or meeting invitations is not supported.

The following table lists the features that are supported by the Lync 2010 Group Chat client in a client virtualization environment:

Lync 2010 Group Chat client
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FeatureFull desktop remotingApplication remotingApplication streaming
PresenceSupportedSupportedNot supported
Instant messagingSupportedSupportedNot supported
Chat messageSupportedSupportedNot supported
File uploadSupportedSupportedNot supported
Creating and managing chat roomsSupportedSupportedNot supported
Admin toolsSupportedSupportedNot supported

Feature deployment support

Full desktop remoting

  • Audio is supported only through pairing of desk phones that are running Lync 2010 Phone Edition with USB Redirection.
  • Video is not supported in this architecture.
  • Recording is not supported in this architecture.

Application remoting

  • Audio is not supported.
  • Video is not supported.
  • Recording is not supported.

Application streaming

To enable interoperability features for user presence availability and collaboration, such as the Office Sharing Add-in for Lync 2010 and the Online Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Lync 2010, we recommend that both Microsoft Office 2010 and Lync 2010 are virtualized (sequenced) in the same package.

More information

For more information about client virtualization support for OCS 2007 R2 and prior versions, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
951152  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951152/ ) Support for the Microsoft unified communications clients in Application Virtualization environments
For more information about client virtualization for the Lync 2010 and Lync 2010 Group Chat clients, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=f865e66d-1163-46ef-ba9c-d585376dfbae&displaylang=en (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=f865e66d-1163-46ef-ba9c-d585376dfbae&displaylang=en)
For more information about virtualization for Lync Server 2010, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2905FD33-E29C-4709-A012-E55EA8DB63E4&displaylang=en (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2905FD33-E29C-4709-A012-E55EA8DB63E4&displaylang=en)
For more information about Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=215988 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=215988)
For more information about Microsoft RDS-VDI (Microsoft VDI Standard Suite, Microsoft VDI Premium Suite), visit the following Microsoft website:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=143452 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=143452)
For more information about Microsoft App-V, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/appv/default.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/appv/default.mspx)
For more information Citrix XenApp and DesktopApp, visit the following Citrix website:
http://support.citrix.com/product/xa/ (http://support.citrix.com/product/xa/)

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Applies to
  • Microsoft Lync 2010
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 Group Chat
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