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That pesky Lync 2013

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 in Technical Articles (Views: 1757)

So, something interesting came up at work today and it was a bit interesting. It appeared that some systems had Office 2010 and Lync 2013. In this state, systems would not update to Office 2013 as a whole. So, how do you fix this?

Well, enter the ORK, the Office Resource Kit. These files are in the \admin folder of enterprise copies of Office. To enter it, simply type Setup /admin from the command prompt in that folder.

So, how do you remove Lync first? Once you open the tool, navigate to "Add installations and run programs" below and click Add.

Add 2 entries, looking like this:

In the end, it should look like this:

For the sake of copy and paste:

MsiExec.exe /i {90150000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} REMOVE=Lync_CoreDesktop /qn
MsiExec.exe /i {90150000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} REMOVE=Lync_CoreFiles /qn

You may need to research the Windows Installer codes and make sure they are the same for you. But, otherwise, this should get you where you need to go. Simply make any other changes and save the MSP file and add it to your deployment.


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