Microsoft Skype for Business

Microsoft Skype for Business

An instant messaging client with video and voice conferencing, integrated with Microsoft Exchange and Office applications


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NEW: MICROSOFT SKYPE FOR BUSINESS 1902 16.0.11328.20368

August 19th, 2019

Microsoft Skype for Business 1902 16.0.11328.20368
An instant messaging client with video and voice conferencing, integrated with Microsoft Exchange and Office applications

  • Abort the installation if any Office apps are running, which would block the install
    • We should not force-close apps, because data loss may occur
  • Choose the installation files, based on the Office or OS architecture
  • Install Skype for Business
    • Accept the software license agreement
    • Match the update channel with the existing Office installation (mixed update channels are unsupported)
    • Allow PNG as an output format
    • Suppress sending all usage data to Microsoft
      • Disable telemetry data collection
      • Disable Improve Proofing Tools
      • Suppress sending personal information
      • Disable the Opt-in Wizard on first run
      • Disable the Customer Experience Improvement Program
      • Disable Improved Error Reporting
      • Disallow sending a screenshot of the user’s desktop
      • Suppress sending non-critical error messages
      • Suppress sending critical error messages
  • Close the completion notice, only in Unattended Mode and only if the installation was successful
Command line arguments
<none> - Minimally interactive install
/u - Unattended install
/s - Silent install
Exit codes
Common exit codes





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NEW: MICROSOFT SKYPE FOR BUSINESS 2016 32-BIT EDITION

October 15th, 2015

Microsoft Skype for Business 2016 32-bit Edition
An instant messaging client with video and voice conferencing, integrated with Microsoft Exchange and Office applications

  • Install Skype for Business 2016
    • Accept the license agreement
    • Enable automatic activation
    • Suppress the prompt to enable automatic updates
    • Allow PNG as an output format
    • Suppress sending all usage data to Microsoft
      • Disable Improve Proofing Tools
      • Suppress sending personal information
      • Disable the Opt-in Wizard on first run
      • Disable the Customer Experience Improvement Program
      • Disable Improved Error Reporting
      • Disallow sending a screenshot of the user’s desktop
      • Suppress sending non-critical error messages
      • Suppress sending critical error messages
    • Disable the Office First Run Movie
    • Enable the English Optical Character Recognition Modules
Command line arguments
<none> - Minimally interactive install
/u - Unattended install
/s - Silent install
Exit codes
Common exit codes




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