Auto Answer Video Kiosk application for Lync 2010/ 2013

Hi all,

about 1 year ago Scott Hanselman  wrote an awesome lync tool named Lync 2010 Super Simple Auto Answer Video Kiosk with Full Screen, you can find a complete description  here :

Full Description of Super Simple Auto Answer Video Kiosk with FullScreen

Basically this tool let you to turn any PC in a complete “auto remote working machine” just calling it from Lync .

This can be very useful in any situations in which we have to connect, without human intervention, in that PC . For example it can be used to see, with video, what’s happening in that place, or simply when you want to show Lync feature during sales presentations.

Usage is very simple, just start Lync 2010 or Lync 2013 ,(binaries version below is with NotUISuppressed, this mean that you have to start Lync client before launching AutoAnswer) , go to SuperSimpleLyncKiosk.exe.config  file and insert your sip uri  like this :

<setting name=”sipEmailAddress” serializeAs=”String”>
                <value>sip:yoursip@yourdomain</value>
</setting>

and Save.

Ready to work , just open SuperSimpleLyncKiosk.exe and enjoy 🙂

Just a couple of months ago , i saw that there’s not a direct download to binaries , for this reason I contact Scott asking him the permission to publish  binaries , thanks Scott!! 🙂

So for who that doesn’t have a way to compile a Visual Studio project , here below you can find the executable :

Personally i learn a lot seeing code of this tool, and for this i thanks another time Scott for his job.

Obviously all credit goes to Scott 🙂

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18 thoughts on “Auto Answer Video Kiosk application for Lync 2010/ 2013

      • We are using the “Super Simple Auto Answer Kiosk Lync 2013” on Windows 7 64 bit.

      • Me too, when i open “Super Simple Auto Answer Kiosk Lync 2013″ executable with lync 2013, it automatically goes to fullscreen, after that you can resize the window if you want .

      • It will start the video for us, but not full screen, Do you have the source code you used for 2013, the original source you link to only shows to work for 2010, and his binaries also only work on 2010.

      • UAC si enabled , about source code, you could install the Lync SDK UCMA for lync 2013 , and when you’ll open the project from visual studio , you’ll see that all lync lib are updated for Lync 2013 , after that you can build solution , and you obtain , a working version for Lync 2013.

  1. Thank you so much for the above information. I am able to run the app and Lync automatically accepts the call, but the camera is disabled (or video is one way, the machine with app running can see other persons video, but the machine initiates the call can’t see the video of the machine that runs the app). Ay idea it might be? If I click on the camera icon (Camera icon is with a red line on it), video starts. I tried the app on Win 7 & 8 with same result. Any idea what might be the reason?

    Thanks in advance

  2. I’m having the same issue as Savi was above. Two way video will start on the very first call, however, subsequent calls have only one way video. The machine running the Auto Answer app never enables the video. If I manually eanble the video, it works fine. Is there anyone that might be able to give me a clue on what to start looking at? I’m on Windows 7 & Lync 2013.

  3. Is there any way to create a whitelist? I want to use it as a pager in a warehouse. We already have a computer connected to an amplifiers and speakers and I want to create a Lync account and have only certain account calling(we have multiple locations and I don’t want users from other locations calling). Thank You

  4. Hi all…I tried to install and setup LyncKiosk. But when i restart the system, it shows the message:
    “Cannot start Application. The application is missing required files. Contact Application vendor for assistance.” Can anyone help?

  5. Hi everyone….I have successfully completed Lync Kiosk installation & configuration in my IT environment. Now, I have one observation. When one video call is going on, and some another person calls, so current call gets parked and new call is taken. So how to avoid another incoming call without disturbing current call?

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