Microsoft Lync 2010

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Deployment Tips (10)

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Rated 2 / 5 (Somewhat Easy) based on 3 ratings
Most Commonly Reported Deployment Method
Windows Installer with Custom Transform (MST)

Deployment Tip Summary

You will need to extract the Lync.msi file from the Lync.exe installer. To do so, run the Lync.exe installer, while that's running, open Windows Explorer and navigate to C:\Program File\OCSetup\ Upload the Lync.msi file to the kbox for your MI. The commandline that worked for me was as follows: msiexec /i Lync.msi USEMSIFORLYNCINSTALLATION="#1" /qn /install /silent DID NOT work in my situation.
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Note
If you want to use the MSI for installation and customization, do the following:

- Start LyncSetup.exe
- When the Microsoft Lync 2010 setup screan is displayed, browse to C:\Program Files (x86)\OCSetup (or C:\Program Files\OCSetup for 32-bit) and copy the Lync.MSI
- Create a transform for Lync.msi
- Add the property USEMSIFORLYNCINSTALLATION with value #1

Now you can install the msi without using the setup program.
Setup Information:
Setup Type: unspecified
Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
  • Using the accepted MSI installation method as described here on Win 7 x64 machines, I find that the latest MS security patch for X64 (KB 2693282) will not install. However, if I uninstall our 38MB MSI packaged Lync2010 from a Win 7 x64 PC, and then install Lync2010 using the 56MB LyncSetup.exe, the patch goes on without a problem.

    Product: Microsoft Lync 2010 - Update 'Lync (KB2693282)' could not be installed. Error code 1603.

    Patch error: Error 2727: The directory entry 'INSTALLDIRECTORY64' does not exist in the Directory table

    Does anyone have a workaround for this so that we can continue using the transformed MSI for installation and successfully patch with critical security updates?
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Note
Show Lync in foreground when it starts:

You'll need to set the DWORD registry key "AutoOpenMainWindowWhenStartup" HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator to the value 0.

Minimize to notification Area:

You'll need to set the DWORD registry key "MinimizeWindowToNotificationArea" HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator to the value 1.
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Platform(s): Windows
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Command Line
For installing Lync 2010, using the LyncSetup.exe, the following switches can be used:

Install options:
/Install - Installs all files
/Uninstall - Removes all files

Display options:
/Silent - No UI displayed

For example:
LyncSetup.exe /Install /Silent will install Microsoft Lync 2010 silent with default settings.
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Note

If you do an install with the MSI, follow the above instructions but also note that when doing an installation with the MSI, the folder OCSSETUP isn't created in ProgramFilesFolder. Because of this, every time you start Lync 2010 it will cause a repair because Windows Installer is looking for that folder. To solve this issue, edit the OCSSETUP entry in the Directory-table and set the parent to ProgramFilesFolder and call the folder "Microsoft Lync".

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Platform(s): Windows
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Please note that the Property has to be set as follows:

USEMSIFORLYNCINSTALLATION = "#1"

The # sign is needed.

Alternatively you can delete the following row from the LaunchCondition table:
OCSETUP OR Installed OR USEMSIFORLYNCINSTALLATION = "#1"
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The show menu bar is not on by default to set it on as default. add the following to your packge.
For the main window: You have to set the binary key "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\AlwaysShowMenu" to "01 00 00 00"
For the Conversation Windows: you have to create the binary key "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\AlwaysShowCWMenu" to "01 00 00 00"
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For the existing note that instructs users to create a transform and add the property USEMSIFORLYNCINSTALLATION (setting the value to 1), this worked for me only after I first made the following registry change:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Communicator
Add a DWORD value named UseMSIForLyncInstallation and set it to 1.
After that the MSI installed successfully, using the transform as outlined in meino's existing note.
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Command Line
Adding the Microsoft MSP silently

x64
msiexec /p Lync_x64.msp REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=omus /qn

x86
msiexec /p Lync_x86.msp REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=omus /qn

If Lync is running ti will shut it down and apply the patch. Then you simply need to launch Lync again.
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Command Line
These ones doesn't work:
x64
msiexec /p Lync_x64.msp REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=omus /qn

x86
msiexec /p Lync_x86.msp REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=omus /qn

The correct syntax is:

Silent mode: msiexec /p “<msp file name with path>” /qn
With UI: msiexec /p “<msp file name with path>” REINSTALLMODE=oums REINSTALL=ALL

Here you can have full instruction for installation/uninstall of MSI/MSP :
http://www.msigeek.com/647/command-line-switches-for-msi-and-msp-installations
Setup Information:
Setup Type: unspecified
Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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Command Line
These ones doesn't work:
x64
msiexec /p Lync_x64.msp REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=omus /qn

x86
msiexec /p Lync_x86.msp REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=omus /qn

The correct syntax is:

Silent mode: msiexec /p “<msp file name with path>” /qn
With UI: msiexec /p “<msp file name with path>” REINSTALLMODE=oums REINSTALL=ALL

Here you can have full instruction for installation/uninstall of MSI/MSP :
http://www.msigeek.com/647/command-line-switches-for-msi-and-msp-installations
Setup Information:
Setup Type: unspecified
Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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