Posted by JGelijsteen on 18th October 2011
I found the possibility to create Custom Presences on the Technet pages, tried them out and liked it.
So how to do it in simple steps.
We have to create a XML file just copy it from below.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <customStates> <customState ID="1" availability="Online"> <activity LCID="1033">At Customer</activity> </customState> </customStates>
Save this file as an xml file on a location on a harddrive or a url of you’re liking.I used e:\Custom\custompresences.xml
If you want to create more then one presence you can add more to you’re XML file just add the following.
<customState ID="1" availability="Online"> <activity LCID="1033">Custom Presence</activity> </customState>
Increment de ID number an change te line Custom Presence to the one you want.
Now we have to create a DWORD key and a string in the registry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Communicator.
In the Value data off the string you have to type location of the XML file you created. When using a file location use the following file:///path to filename or the url where the saved XML file is placed.
Now log off and Log on again.