Software Installation - How To

How to uninstall Microsoft Skype?


This document provides you the steps to uninstall Microsoft Skype using Desktop Central.


To uninstall Microsoft Skype, follow the steps given below:

Customize the Installation

  1. Create uninstallSkype.xml file in the location where you have the Microsoft office package
  2. Edit uninstallSkype.xml file as given below, 
    <Configuration Product="LyncEntry"> 
    <Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" /> 
    <Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="Never"/> 
    <Logging Path="C:\Skype"/>
  3. Save the file, after making the customization changes.

    Note: Refer this document to know more about Microsoft Skype Product ID

Adding the software package in Desktop Central

  1. Click the Software Deployment tab
  2. Click Add Package
  3. Select the MSIEXEC/EXE/ISS/Command package type
  4. Specify a name for the application
  5. Choose Network Path and Locate/Add the files
  6. Specify the UnInstallation Command with Switches/Arguments as setup.exe /uninstall LyncEntry /config uninstallSkype.xml
    For example, "\\DC-K12R2-1\DCSWRepository\SkypeForBusiness\setup.exe" /uninstall LyncEntry /config "\\DC-K12R2-1\DCSWRepository\SkypeForBusiness\uninstallSkype.xml"
  7. Click Add Package

Deploy to target computers

  1. Select the package that you added
  2. Click Install/Uninstall Software
  3. Enter a name and description for the configuration
  4. Define the package settings
  5. Configure the deployment settings
  6. Choose the target computers
  7. Specify the schedule options, if required
  8. Click Deploy
You have uninstalled Microsoft Skype successfully. 


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