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The IT Administrators Guide can be downloaded here: http://download.skype.com/share/business/guides/skype-it-administrators-guide.pdf
It contains such info as how to Disable File Trasfer (Prevent Viruses), Disable Automatic Updates (Prevents Helpdesk calls when Staff do not have Local Admin Rights)
You can also prevent extra Network Bandwidth usage by preventing the use of the UDP protocol and preventing the client from becoming a Supernode.
This is for Skype 6.0 Business
In my case, i wanted the package to:
*Disable Skypes auto update check/Check for newer versions
*Remove the icon from the desktop
*Disable Skype from starting automaticlly after deployment/computer reboot
*Install for All Users
First, download the business version and save the SkypeSetup.msi file in a folder named Skype for example.
http://www.skype.com/intl/sv/business/download/ For Swedish OR
http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/business/download/ for US version
Extract the .msi with 7-zip.
Create a .bat file named installSkype.bat within the Skype folder and paste the following:
msiexec.exe /i skypesetup.msi /qn STARTSKYPE=FALSE SKYPEREMOVAL=DEFAULT ALLUSERS=1 TRANSFORMS=:RemoveDesktopShortcut.mst
regedit.exe /S Skype.reg
Then create a .reg file named Skype.reg and paste the following:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Run installSkype.bat ( as Administrator )
More info/registry settings, for example disable file transfer etc. Check out Skypes administrators guide, as mentioned before:
-Dave Hope has a couple of customized .mst´s if you want to use them instead for some reason.
Go to http://davehope.co.uk/Blog/skype-transform-deploying-skype/ and download the desired .mst file to the Skype folder.
For example http://davehope.co.uk/Projects/MST-Skype51.mst
Then modify the .bat file, like this:
msiexec.exe /i skypesetup.msi /qn STARTSKYPE=FALSE SKYPEREMOVAL=DEFAULT ALLUSERS=1 TRANSFORMS=:MST-Skype51.mst
regedit.exe /S Skype.reg
Excellent documentation for unattended install with msi can be found here: http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/Unattended-install/td-p/184628
Edit: all credit goes to http://www.tmurgent.com/TmBlog/?p=419.
As Skype for Windows 7 uses the jumplist feature, which is not supported by App-V, one will get an "Unspecified error" when trying to exit the application through the option in the jumplist.
The solution is to run it in Vista compatibility mode (XP compatibility mode does not work, as it will fail with an error stating administrative permissions are needed).
One way of doing this is adding the following to your OSD file.
<SCRIPT TIMING="PRE" EVENT="LAUNCH" PROTECT="FALSE" WAIT="TRUE"><HREF> REG.EXE ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers" /f
/v "q:\your_path\skype.exe" /t REG_SZ /d "VISTARTM" </HREF>
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