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MS Lync Deployment through Altiris

Created: 02 Apr 2013 • Updated: 03 Apr 2013 | 3 comments
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Has anyone found a way to deploy Microsoft Lync through Altiris.  The only way I know how to do this is by finding out what the admin swtiches are and then create the package.  There are no admin swithes built into this software or at least none that I have found or heard of.  Any help would be appreciated.

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HighTower's picture

Two conditions, one for x86 and one for x64.  I'll share our x86 condition and scripts here:

Step 1:

REM Kills Outlook

\\Server\Share\pskill.exe outlook.exe


Step 2 (Run this as a service account, not as the SYSTEM user):

REM Installs MS Office Online Sign-In Assistant

msiexec.exe /I \\Server\Share\Microsoft\Lync\OnlineServices\SignInAssistant\7.250.4259.0\x86\msoidcli.msi /qb! ALLUSERS=1

Step 3 (Run this as a service account, not as the SYSTEM user):

REM Installs Lync Online Client

\\Server\Share\Microsoft\Lync\2010\4.0.7577.280\x86\LyncSetup.exe /Install /Silent

BBC's picture

In case you talk about Lync 2013, there's a sperate download available on the MS licensing site. Extracting that, will present you with tboth, the x86, and the x64 version. Both contain their own Setup bootstrapper and allow the SETUP.EXE /ADMIN command with which you can customize Lync. The alternative is to use a CONFIG.XML for which you also get the respective references on the TechNet.

We deploy the Lync 2013 client using a very similar command as HighTower does:
\\\Setup.exe /ADMINFILE C:\DisneyIT\IDSM_Lync_2013.MSP

Since we perform the installation locally, we wrap the source into a WIM and copy that down to clients, extract it and then run the installation...


BigDaddyPS's picture

Thanks for the input guys! I will give these a try.