I have been assigned the task to upgrade the Communicator 2007 Clients to Lync 2013. We have office 2013 installed however the desktop folks deselected lync when setting up workstations and instead installed communicator 2007 R2.
If I try to install Lync 2013 using msi file on the Office 2013 CD, msiexec gives returns an error that the product is missing required files. Searching the web all documents say that we cannot perform a installation of lync 2013 only and that the full office 2013 suite has to be installed. The setup file for office 2013 is setup.exe which cannot be installed with MSI, so I am at a loss on how to get this accomplished.
- Is there a way to install the lync 2013 client as a standalone product?
- what options do I have to upgrade the client using Group Policy
I have completed the upgrade of server from OCS 2007 R2 to Skype for Business Server 2015. The goal now is to have a silent upgrade of the clients without any user intervention.
Thanks for your assistance.