currently lync2013 installed, i'm looking for silent switches to uninstall the application.

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  • Which installer is used for this? Depending on which I think you can create an answer file to automate it silently.
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It is the same as with the other office apps

Use the following command line 

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE15\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" /UNINSTALL Lync /config  c:\temp\SilentUninstallLync.xml

The content of the xml should look like this

<Configuration Product="Lync">	<Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />			<Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="Never" />	</Configuration>
Answered 03/03/2014 by: misteriks
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  • misteriks, this worked for me! I've been struggling with this for some time, so thank you!
  • This works for me as well. I Microsoft Lync Basic 2013. I used the following as a batch file.

    ************************************************
    echo off
    taskkill.exe /F /IM iexplore.exe /T
    taskkill.exe /F /IM outlook.exe /T
    taskkill.exe /F /IM lync.exe /T

    "%~dp0Setup.exe" /uninstall LYNCENTRY /config "%~dp0admin\config_uninstall_Lync_Basic.xml"
    ****************************************************

    Now I placed the xml in Admin > config_uninstall_Lync_Basic.xml
    the XML should look like:
    ****************************************************
    <Configuration Product="LYNCENTRY">

    <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />
    <Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="NEVER" />

    </Configuration>
    ******************************************************
    Thanks misteriks
  • The "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE15\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" /UNINSTALL Lync /config c:\temp\SilentUninstallLync.xml worked perfectly
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The product name for the Lync Basic Client is "LyncEntry" as the Lync Basic client is considered a more stripped down entry level client for Lync. Change "Lync" to "LyncEntry" in the configuration file and uninstall commands listed above and this will work. 

Answered 05/21/2014 by: lallin
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  • I can confirm this worked for me... kept trying to run Uninstall with just Lync in the commandline as well as the Uninstall.xml and it would not work. When I changed both to LyncEntry it gave me the Progress Window and proceeded. However, I did not notice that just having Lync in the Install commandline and Config.xml still works to install it.
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I'm pretty sure lync 2013 is part of the office 2013 suite, so uninstall it like you would uninstall any office component, setup.exe /uninstall with a custom xml file that indicates you want to remoce lync

Answered 11/08/2013 by: pjgeutjens
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  • Yes it is part of the suite but this should work.
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The command is correct alan posted: "Setup.exe" /Uninstall lync or you could look for the GUI which is {90150000-012C-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}. The lyci.ww folder has the MSI. Hope this helps.

Answered 11/19/2013 by: PGilly
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To silently uninstall the Lync Basic client, you must use the product name of "LyncEntry" instead of "Lync". The Lync Basic Client is considered a stripped down, basic "entry level" Lync client. Change "Lync" to "LyncBasic" in the config file and command line above and it will work. 

Answered 05/21/2014 by: lallin
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I am trying it too. I had MsiExec.exe /X{90150000-012C-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /qn but it's didn't work.

The install was with setup.exe and msp file was in the updates folder together with the updates of March.

Answered 04/15/2014 by: kingskawn
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I found this but didn't work

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE15\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" /uninstall LYNCENTRY /dll OSETUP.DLL

Answered 04/15/2014 by: kingskawn
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When specifying the MSIEXEC command, use the "/L*V" switches to create a log file to assist in troubleshooting.  If using the command with the XML, you can add syntax for it to create the log file.

 

Answered 04/15/2014 by: vjaneczko
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Did you try "SETUP/?"

Answered 11/07/2013 by: vjaneczko
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  • yes, i did, there isn't a silent uninstall switch for it.
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have you tried running the office setup as:

setup.exe /uninstall Lync /silent

 

Outlook has to be closed, or the installer will fail no matter what.

Answered 11/12/2013 by: AlanSchmid
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None of these answers seem to work for Lync Basic.  I tried OCT, set everything to “not available”. The client is removed, but the start menu entries remain of the office download center, and control panel does not show it as removed. “setup.exe /uninstall Lync /silent” doesnt work, and neither do versions of MsiExec.exe /X{90150000-012D-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} with various msi codes related to lync.

Answered 03/06/2014 by: kungfujedis
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Hey,

try this:
1. MsiExec.exe /i {90150000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} REMOVE=Lync_CoreDesktop /qn
2. MsiExec.exe /i {90150000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} REMOVE=Lync_CoreFiles /qn

the identifyer {901....} depends on your installed office 2013 version, this is for Office 2013 Pro Plus 32bit


Answered 11/27/2014 by: DKur
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