Lync 2010 Attendee System Requirements


Topic Last Modified: 2011-05-16

The following table contains the minimum hardware and software requirements for Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee.

Hardware and Software Requirements for Lync 2010 Attendee

System component Minimum requirement

Operating system

Windows 7 operating system

Windows Vista operating system

Windows XP operating system with Service Pack 3 (SP3). Windows Installer 3.1 must be installed before deploying Lync 2010 Attendee.


Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64, or equivalent

Data and voice: 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or the latest processor; 2 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor recommended

Video: Dual Core 1.9 GHz processor or the latest version for VGA; Quad Core 2.0 GHz or the latest version for high definition

Microsoft RoundTable conferencing device: 2 GHz processor or the latest version

Display resolution

1024x768 required

Graphics hardware

Support for Microsoft DirectX 9 application programming interface

128 megabytes (MB) of graphics memory (minimum)

Windows Display Driver Model driver

Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware

32 bits per pixel


Windows 7 or Windows Vista: 2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM

Windows XP: 1 GB of RAM


Microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device

Recommended: Microsoft unified communications (UC) device or a phone running Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition

Video source

USB 2.0 video camera or RoundTable device

Bandwidth requirements

For network requirements, see Media Traffic Network Usage.

Installation and updates

Both administrator-level installation and user-level installation are available.

Other software

Microsoft Silverlight browser plug-in version 4.0 (installed automatically during setup)