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The "Allow with URL" feature does not work in a client policy for Skype for Business in a Lync Server 2013 environment

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Consider the following scenario:
  • You configure the "Allow with URL" feature in a client policy setting by using Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Control Panel or Windows PowerShell Cmdlets.
  • One or multiple users who are assigned to the policy sign in to a Microsoft Skype for Business client that is earlier than the referenced version that you set.
In this scenario, the users do not receive a message that provides a URL to download and install a newer version of Skype for Business client. 

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This issue occurs because the version of Skype for Business the users use does not comply with the client policy information for the "Allow with URL" feature.

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To resolve this issue, install the May 12, 2015, security update for Skype for Business.

Note Microsoft Lync 2013 was upgraded to Skype for Business in April 2015.

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Article Info
Article ID : 3057549
Revision : 1
Created on : 1/7/2017
Published on : 5/12/2015
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