Configuring Live Meeting Integration with Communicator

If you are deploying Office Live Meeting along with Office Communicator, you might want to customize the integration with Communicator.  For example, you might want to customize the right-click menu item that appears in Communicator to start an OCS Live Meeting (e.g. “Share Information Using Live Meeting”) to better differentiate from the right-click menu option to start a hosted Live Meeting (e.g. “Meet Now Using Live Meeting Service”).

Most of the registry entries which govern Live Meeting’s integration with Communicator 2007 R2 are documented here: Integrating a Third-Party Collaboration Program with Communicator.

What is not so well documented are the two specific registry keys used for the on-premise OCS Live Meetings versus the hosted Live Meeting service integration. Here they are:

On-Premise OCS Server Live Meeting Integration with Communicator

   > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Communicator\SessionManager\Apps\{27877e66-615c-4582-ab88-0cb2ca05d951}

Hosted Live Meeting Service Integration with Communicator

   > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Communicator\SessionManager\Apps\{C3F6E17A-855F-44a0-B90D-C0B92D38E5F1}

Here are the important values:

  • Name: this value is the name of the menu item that appears in Communicator.
  • ExtensibleMenu: this value is controls where in Communicator (which menus) the integration actions appear.

Other aspects of the integration, such as tool tip can be customized as per the registry values listed in above link (Integrating Third Party Programs).

Customizing the Live Meeting Outlook Conferencing Add-In

Unfortunately the Live Meeting Conferencing Add-In was not designed to integrate with a third-Party collaboration program so the menu names are not stored in the registry and are not easily customized.

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3 comments to Customizing Live Meeting Integration with Communicator

  • Unfortunately the LM add-in wasn’t designed to integrate with a third-Party collaboration program so the menu names are not stored in the registry and are not easily customized. They are stored in the LM outlook add-in DLL. For example, the LMIntSat.dll (in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Live Meeting 8\Addins\EN) contains the localized resources for the LM add-in.

    This is a digitally signed DLL though, and it cannot be altered. Even if it could, you probably wouldn’t want to do it.

  • tt

    How to do the same thing for LM Add in Outlook?

  • Thomas

    great post – thanks – modifying the name that shows up in Communicator is almost necessary to help users distinguish between the two services.

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