Joining Lync Meeting With Chrome Set As The Default Browser
What are the different ways to join a Lync online meeting with Chrome set as the default browser? You want the Lync 2010 thick client to be “the client” for everything including joining online meetings. But when Chrome is set as the default browser, it comes up with a webpage asking us to join the…
What are the different ways to join a Lync online meeting with Chrome set as the default browser?
You want the Lync 2010 thick client to be “the client” for everything including joining online meetings. But when Chrome is set as the default browser, it comes up with a webpage asking us to join the meeting using the browser or to download the Lync Attendee. If IE is your default browser, there is no issue.
One workaround is to use the IE Tab extension from the chrome web store.
Once the extension is active, you can join the meeting as you would when you have IE as the default browser. You can of course copy and paste the meeting url into an IE browser and join the meeting that way.
Any other workaround guys?
Thanks for the tip with IE Tab. Works fine.
The Firefox method however does not work for me. FF was already installed before I tried IE Tab and the file is also there but for whatever reason it didn’t work.
IE Tab is fine enough though.
Thanks for the update Manuel.
I tried the Firefox workaround on a win7 x64 machine with Lync 2010.
I have both IE and Chrome installed, and as long as Chrom is the default browser, Lync pulls up the webclient/atendee page when i click “Join online meeting”
I then installed Firefox, and kept Chrome as my default browser, and lo and behold, the Lync “thick” client starts when I click “Join online meeting” in the Outlook calendar :)
I do however need to keep Firefox installed for this to work. If I uninstall Firefox, it doesn’t work anymore.
Still… good enough for me :)
There is an easier way! There is a .dll file that will allow you to use Lync seamlessly with Chrome, npMeetingJoinPluginOC.dll.
However, this file only comes with Firefox, though Chrome can use the same add-in. So, just install Firefox and then Lync will work with Chrome no problem.
You can even uninstall Firefox if you like and the add-in should remain on your computer.
I will try this workaround and update the article.
I have tested this solution and it works.
Thanks for the tip!!