How to Run Microsoft Communicator at Start Up

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How to Run Microsoft Communicator at Start Up
Microsoft Communicator allows users to make VoIP calls and respond to e-mails in Outlook. (Communication image by morchella from

Microsoft Communicator is an instant messaging application that works with other Microsoft products such as Outlook and other Office applications. Some users may wish to have Communicator launch automatically when Windows starts. This will ensure that users do not forget to launch the application and sign in. It's simple to configure Microsoft Communicator to start automatically.

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Things you need

  • Microsoft Communicator
  • A valid login to Communicator

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  1. 1

    Launch the Microsoft Office Communicator application.

  2. 2

    Sign in to Communicator.

  3. 3

    Click the "Menu" button in the top toolbar.

  4. 4

    Click the "Tools" option.

  5. 5

    Click on "Options."

  6. 6

    Click the "Automatically start Communicator when I log on to Windows" box.

  7. 7

    Close the dialogue box.

Tips and warnings

  • You must manually log out to change which account is logged in after completing this process.

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