Managing Skype updates in the workplace
Posted on 2012-08-28
I have a client whose running Skype 5.5 on on thier workstations, they don't have admin rights and skype periodically prompt users that an update is available but doesnt allow them to install the update due to them not having admin rights,
My question, (1) is there a way to centrally manage Skype updates,
(2) can the application be tweaked to not prompt users that an updates available, and canon this be done centrally via GPO or registry tweak
(3) is it recommended to turn off the automatic Skype update option
(4) can one block the IP address of the skype update server at the firewall or in the hosts file, so it will not be able to find any updates?