Lync 2010: Adding Custom Presence descriptions

Create a new XML file on the local workstation and customize the presence descriptions:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<customStates
xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/09/2005/communicator/customStates"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation=
"http://schemas.microsoft.com/09/2005/communicator/customStates
">
<customState ID="1" availability="online">
 <activity LCID="1033">Online now</activity>
</customState>
<customState ID="2" availability="busy">
 <activity LCID="1033">Send coffee</activity>
</customState>
<customState ID="3" availability="busy">
 <activity LCID="1033">Call my cell.</activity>
</customState>
 <customState ID="4" availability="do-not-disturb">
<activity LCID="1033">Sleep</activity>
</customState>
</customStates>

Save to somewhere (where there should be installed in the Lync).

Change registry:

Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Communicator 
Name: EnableSIPHighSecurityMode 
Value: 0

and

Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Communicator 
Name: CustomStateURL 
Value: file:///C:/Program Files\Microsoft Lync/presence.xml

Restart Lync.

Ps: Locale ID / LCID code list if you use a language other than English Lync:

Bulgarian …1026
Croatian …1050
Czech …1029
Danish …1030
Dutch …1043
Dutch – Belgium …2067
Finnish …1035
French – Standard …1036
German – Standard …1031
Greek …1032
Hungarian …1038
Icelandic …1039
Italian – Standard …1040
Latvian …1062
Lithuanian …1063
Macedonian …1071
Maltese …1082
Norwegian – Bokmål …1044
Polish …1045
Portuguese – Standard …2070
Romanian …1048
Romanian – Moldova …2072
Russian …1049
Serbian – Cyrillic …3098
Slovenian …1060
Slovak …1051
Spanish – Standard …1034
Swedish …1053
Turkish …1055
Ukranian …1058

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