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Join a Meeting Using Lync Attendee

Watch a short video on downloading
and installing Lync Attendee!

Lync Attendee is identical to the meeting experience offered by the full version of Lync. If you received a Meeting Invitation for a Lync Meeting and you are a student, vendor, contractor, guest of UH, or simply don't have Lync on your computer - download and install Lync Attendee to experience the full Lync meeting environment.

Note: Lync Attendee is not available for Macintosh. Macintosh users can use Lync Web App to join a meeting.

Install Lync Attendee
Attendee Options
Join a Meeting

Features of Lync Attendee include:
  • Instant messaging (IM)
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Program sharing
  • Desktop sharing
  • Sending files
  • whiteboard
  • Polling
  • Upload/navigate PowerPoint presentations
Lync Attendee does not support Lync features that are outside the meeting environment such as presence, status, contacts and telephony.

Meeting Invitation
Install Lync Attendee
  1. Open a Lync Meeting Invitation.
  2. Click Join Online Meeting or copy and paste the meeting URL into a web browser.
  3. On the Lync page that appears, click Download and install Lync Attendee.
  4. On the Attendee download page, click Download.
Attendee Install
  1. In the Opening AttendeeSetupUser dialog box, click Save File.
  2. Locate the downloaded file AttendeeSetupUser.exe and double-click it.
  3. Follow the installation prompts.

Attendee Options
Attendee Options
Attendee options apply to all meetings you join using Attendee. Options can be selected before you join a meeting. Some available option categories are: General, Personal, Ringtones and Sounds, Audio Device, and Video Device.

If you want Attendee to call you to join a meeting or if you might want to transfer meeting audio to your mobile phone, you must enter the phone numbers in Attendee options.

To access Attendee options and enter personal phone numbers:
  1. Click Start -> All Programs -> Lync 2010 Attendee.
  2. In the left-hand column, click Personal.
  3. Enter the desired numbers in the fields provided.
  4. Click Ok.

Attendee install
Join a Meeting
  1. Open a Lync Meeting Invitation.
  2. Click Join Online Meeting or copy and paste the meeting URL into a web browser. A Lync page appears in your browser, redirecting you to Lync 2010 Attendee.
  3. In the Lync Attendee screen that appears, select one of the following:
    • Join as a guest if you are a student, not affiliated with UH or not yet migrated to Lync.
    • Join using corporate credentials if you are a faculty or staff member.
  4. If you select “Join using corporate credentials”, enter your full email address in the Sign-in Address: field.
  5. Click Join.

For Lync related questions or problems, send email to