How to get Lync Control Panel to Remember Password

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Whenever you launch the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Control Panel you are prompted for credentials, even if you select the check box to "Remember my credentials".

You can easily make Lync Control Panel remember your username and password by adding the Lync Server pool FQDN to your Local Intranet site.  Here's how:

  • Make note of the Lync Server pool FQDN listed in the Windows Security dialog box (in the example above,
  • Open Internet Explorer and go to https:\\<Lync Server FQDN>.  You'll probably get a "HTTP Error 403.14 - Forbidden" page -- don't worry about that.
  • Click Tools | Internet Options in IE.
  • On the Security tab, click Local intranet and then the Sites button.
  • Click Advanced on the Local Intranet dialog box.
  • Add the Lync Server FQDN to Local intranet, as shown below:
  • Click Close and OK twice.  Then close Internet Explorer.
Now Lync Control Panel will use the credentials of the logged on user, using Windows Authentication.  If you want to logoff and use another set of credentials, click "Sign Out" in Lync Control Panel and then "Sign in as a different user".


  1. Thanks for an information. I come to new things by your blog. It's really informative. Thanks for sharing.

  2. so easy and so helpfull. Thanks! ;)

  3. Control panel is not authenticating, it asking credentials agin ....I have joined the user in appropriate admin groups.... can u tell me the exact solution..


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