Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere (I was not able to find it). I'm working on deploying Microsoft Lync 2010 in a mixed Windows environment (mostly XP, some Win 7 PC's). I can get it to go using the /install /silent switches under XP, but that does not work under Win7. No errors or anything pop up, it just doesn't do...anything. I tried running it locally just to make sure that I didn't miss anything within Kbox, and receive the same result (again, nothing).

Has anyone gotten this to deploy successfully (and silently) under Windows 7?

Any and all help is appreciated.
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The Lync installer contains an MSI. You're better off taking this and running it directly. It's how we did it here and it works fine. The MSI has a property USEMSIFORLYNCINSTALLATION which was set to 1.

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Answered 10/06/2011 by: pjgeutjens
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And you might want to fix the Advertised Repair loop issue during launch, when using the MSI as stand-alone installer (check notes section).
Answered 10/06/2011 by: Matias M Andersen
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Forgive me for asking, but as someone pretty new to packaging (I was thrown into it, it's not my calling in life..lol) I am wondering about the reference to the setting USEMSIFORLYNCINSTALLATION. I looked at the MSI through Orca and found the setting, but how would you change this setting without a Transform? Would you not be changing the MSI itself? I have seen the error message received when trying to launch the MSI directly. I am also aware of the second executable OCSetupLauncher.exe which can be run with the switch /install /silent and it loads the prereqs and installs Lync.

But I am really wondering about changing the setting for the MSI.

Thank you for your patience.

KK
Answered 03/13/2012 by: Ksuekihlman
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To pass a public property to an msi just add it in the install command with the value you want.
msiexec /i <filename.msi> USEMSIFORLYNCINSTALLATION="#1"
Answered 03/13/2012 by: henrik80
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Awesome! Thank you very much! Of course it would make sense that it is just that simple. I should have known the rule of KISS would apply! :)

This will obviously be valuable information for future reference.

Thanks again!
Answered 03/13/2012 by: Ksuekihlman
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Communicator]
"FirstRunLaunchMode"=dword:00000001

Answered 12/20/2012 by: jaybee96
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