Skype for Desktop Installation Switches

Some time ago, I was working to perform a silent installation of Skype for Desktop via a task sequence with Configuration Manager. Skype for Desktop is provided as an executable and the installation switches are pretty hidden for the most part which makes using SCCM to install it difficult.

A post on the Skype Blog at http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-archive/Unattended-install/td-p/184628 details all of the installation switches that we can use to help with installing the client in a managed environment where we don’t want the user to be prompted to interact with the installer or we want to configure certain options such as to disable one of the browser plugins for example.

I hope this helps someone out there trying to deploy Skype for Desktop.

richardjgreen

Richard works as a Cloud Consultant for Fordway Solution where his primary focus is to help customers understand, adopt and develop with Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and System Center. Richard Green is an IT Pro with over 15 years' of experience in all things Microsoft including System Center and Office 365. He has previously worked as a System Center consultant and as an internal solutions architect across many verticals. Outside of work, he loves motorbikes and is part of the orange army, marshaling for NGRRC, British Superbikes and MotoGP. He is also an Assistant Cub Scout Leader.