Lync 2013 Command-Line Parameters


Extension Format of Data Action
tel:
tel URI
Opens the Conversation window for an audio call but does not dial the specified number.
callto:
tel:, sip:, or typeable tel URI
Opens the Conversation window for an audio call but does not dial the specified number.
sip:
SIP URI
Opens the Conversation window with the specified SIP Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) in the participant list.
Sips:
SIP URI
If Lync 2013 is configured to use the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, functions exactly like sip:. If TLS is not being used, displays a dialog box informing the user that a higher level of security is required.
conf:
SIP URI of conference to join
If URI is self, instantiates the focus and brings up roster-only view. Otherwise, brings up roster view but does not send INVITE.
im:
SIP URI
Displays an instant messaging (IM)-only Conversation window with the SIP URI. Accepts multiple SIP URIs specified inside angle brackets (<>) without any separator.








im:<sip:user1@host><sip:user2@host>









The following table provides examples of these command-line parameters.

Command-Line Parameter Examples


Instance Results
Tel:+14255550101
Opens a phone-only view with +14255550101.
Callto:tel:+ 14255550101
Opens a phone-only view with +14255550101.
Callto:sip:kazuto@litwareinc.com
Opens a phone-only view with kazuto@litwareinc.com.
sip:kazuto@litwareinc.com
Opens a Conversation window with kazuto@litwareinc.com.
conf:sip:https://meet.contoso.com/kazuto/7322994
Opens a Conversation window and displays meeting audio join options.