August 31, 2017

Disable/Block Skype file Transfer

Do you want to use Skype for your Business, but prevent any Data transfer through Skype?
It is possible.

Method 1:
first you should install the newest Version of Skype
Quit the application
Now press the Windows Key and R to open a RUN Windows
type in following command:  gpedit.msc /s  and press ENTER
Right Click Administrative Templates >> Add / Remove Templates >> Add >> Locate the .adm file and add it.
Now go to the Classic Administrative Templates >> Skype >> Phone >> Functionality
Double click Disable file transfer >> Select Enabled >> Apply >> OK.

Try to send a File and you will get a Message like you see here:

Method 2: 
Open Regedit
Migrate to following path :HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Phone
add a new DWORD value having the name DisableFileTransfer. Setting DisableFileTransfer to 1 will disable Skype file transfer.

Thanks for reading.


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