Feb 26 2019 03:12 AM
Feb 26 2019 03:12 AM
I need to enable via GPO or registry the Microsoft Teams "Register Teams as the chat app for office" function. Is this possible??
Feb 26 2019 03:32 AM
Is there a workaround or do the users need to manually do so?
Feb 26 2019 03:41 AM
May 13 2020 05:14 AM - edited May 13 2020 05:43 AMSolution
I struggled also upon this, and figured out that you have to build a user settings GPO which adds (if not exists) or changes the REG_SZ value named DefaultIMapp to Teams in the following key:
I've testd and verified that when i deselect the "Register Teams as the chat app for Office" option in Teams preferences, the complete DefaulIMApp disappears and vice versa.
This can also be done by editing the desktop-config.json file in:
To automate this you can use the following powershell line:
((Get-Content -path "$env:userprofile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams\desktop-config.json" -Raw) -replace '"registerAsIMProvider":false','"registerAsIMProvider":true') | Set-Content -Path "$env:userprofile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams\desktop-config.json"
So far my contribution to this community :)
Jul 01 2020 07:48 AM
Jul 01 2020 07:56 AM
Jul 01 2020 10:09 AM
@adam deltinger Ok--We will wait a full 24 hours and see it it fixes itself. Would take longer than that to get the approvals to push out a GPO change.
Jul 17 2020 11:14 AM
Hi @SusanMcClements I'm curious if this issue was resolved using Adam's advice to give it 24 hours.
Sep 29 2020 09:30 AM
Editing the .JSON works.
Good solution. Will try the powershell and report back...but it looks right from reading. Nice job.
Feb 23 2021 06:08 AM
Just curious, did this eventually work itself out and enable the setting after switching to Teams Only mode? Thanks.
May 17 2021 10:44 PM - edited May 18 2021 01:53 AM
@Joe McGowan I tried everything: Set the registry "IM Providers" to Teams AND added to the json file
as this entry is missing if the user never logs in to Teams after first Windows logon!
The Powershell does nothing of course if the entry is not there.