can’t be converted for presentation because Powerpoint is not installed. Please install Powerpoint and try again.

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Environment:

Skype for Business Server: Office 365

Client: Skype for Business 2015

Office: Office 2010

Issue:

When uploading a powerpoint presentation to a Skype for Business Meeting or peer to peer session you receive the error:

<Powerpoint Filename> can’t be converted for presentation because Powerpoint is not installed. Please install Powerpoint and try again.

PPTErrorNoPPTInstalled

Resolution:

**Disclaimer** you are about to be modifying the registry please ensure you back it up before continuing or see your support staff before following the instructions below.

Ok now to the goodness 🙂

Follow these steps below to fix the issue:

  1. Open Regedit.exe as Administrator
  2. Browse to the following Key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{91493440-5A91-11CF-8700-00AA0060263B}\2.a\0\win32
  3. Right Click win32 – Select Export
  4. Save the file to a location of your choice as .reg
  5. Minimize registry editor
  6. Open Windows Explorer and browse to the .reg file you saved
  7. Right-click the File and select edit, notepad will now open
  8. Change the 2.a to 2.b
  9. Save the file
  10. Right click the .reg file – Select Merge
  11. If UAC is turned on Select Yes to run
  12. Click Yes for the warning about adding registry values
  13. Click to the Merge has completed successfully
  14. Maximize the Registry Editor
  15. Browse to : HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{91493440-5A91-11CF-8700-00AA0060263B}\2.b\0\win32
  16. You will now see the entry for your PPT location
  17. Open Skype for business and start a new meeting and present a powerpoint file

Your powerpoint will now upload correctly into the conference and be rendered in the Skype for Business Stage.

PPTErrorNoPPTInstalled-Fixed

 

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