Reverse enhanced presence RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a way to reverse enhanced presence for a user? 

    Friday, October 19, 2007 3:45 PM

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  • The only work around:


    Delete the user from AD and recreate it.





    Friday, October 19, 2007 8:20 PM
  • Unfortunately that is not an option.  The enhanced presence information must be managed somewhere in AD or WMI, does anyone know where this information is stored?


    Monday, October 22, 2007 12:38 PM
  • The only way possible is if you still have a mixed environment with LCS2005SP1. You could disable the user for communications on the OCS pool, then re enable this user to the LCS pool, and after that move this user again to the OCS pool, without enabling enhanced presence. If you only have OCS and have already phased out LCS (like I have) than there is no option anymore.


    The not so official possibility: Enhanced presence is stored in the attribute msRTCSIP-OptionFlags in the user object in AD . You could open this with e.g. Adsiedit (see Support Tools on Win SRV CD). This attibute uses different numbers for different functions that are added up. By default the value = 0. 1 is added for Public IM (so if you enable a user for PIC the value is 1. Enhanced Presence is added for 256. So for only enhanced presence this value should be 256, for enhanced presence AND PIC it should be 257.

    If you would change the value in this attribute and decrease it with 256, you would have enhanced presence disabled. You have to connect from then to the OCS server using Communicator 2005.

    I have no idea what this does for the account and his or her contact list. This is obviously not a supported solution, since all tools disable the possibility to change the enhanced presence setting once it is set. So be careful. But as an alternative for deleting and recreating an account it could be a last resort.


    Hope to have been of help here.



    Monday, October 22, 2007 9:35 PM
  • That doesn't seem to work. It does unchecks the check box, but enhance presence is still enabled for the user.


    Friday, March 21, 2008 7:16 AM