How do I remove Skype for Business from a workstation after installation?

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Hello..

 

We are wrapping up our migration to Teams, and I would like to remove the Skype for Business client from end-user workstations.

 

I understand I can do this at installation with the <ExcludeApp> key in an ODT configuration, but I'm not having success in removing it from an existing client after installation.

 

Can this be done?

 

Thanks..

2 Replies

@timatleehave you tried the following

 

The command is: "setup.exe /uninstall SkypeforBusinessEntryRetail /config SilentUninstallConfig.xml"

 

The XML contains:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
-<Configuration Product="SkypeforBusinessEntryRetail">
<Display AcceptEula="yes" SuppressModal="yes" CompletionNotice="no" Level="none"/>
</Configuration>

@WilljmooI haven't tried that. I didn't find that anywhere in the documentation.

 

It looks like it doesn't work though - it looks as though setup.exe doesn't consider it to be valid parameters:

 

08/04/2020 13:21:13.530 SETUP (0x1584) 0x1748 Click-To-Run aoh7z Monitorable Args::Load: Invalid commands passed in for admin scenario: /uninstall SkypeforBusinessEntryRetail Remove-Lync-x86.xml