Software Deployment Question

Skype for Business 2016 Removal

08/16/2017 4443 views

I'm trying to remove Skype for Business 2016 from the system through SCCM Task Sequence but to remove Skye I need to add PRODUCT ID.
I search the whole registry but I couldn't find the Product ID.

could yo please help me out how can i Find the product id for Skype for Business 2016. Or which the best way to remove Skype form Client system silently.


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  • Product ID

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Like the rest of Office, the Product ID for SfB will be in the XML configuration file you used to install it.

Your quickest option is to search for the word "Skype" in all the XML files beneath the 'root' folder which contains the original set-up executable.

Answered 08/17/2017 by: anonymous_9363
Red Belt

If you are referring to the Skype that is installed directly with Windows 10, product ID for 2016 version should be this: "SkypeforBusinessEntryRetail" or this "SkypeforBusinessRetail" (remove quotes). You can also google for XML file to get the correct ID or check Microsoft's official page for the list of ID's.
Answered 08/22/2017 by: JoshRoss
Senior White Belt

  • Hi Josh,

    I tried with that but it won't remove from system
    and this one is installed through Windows Installer setup not through Click to Run setup
    • In theory, you could try disabling the skype for business registry, killing all of the processes and not allowing it to launch again. That is as effective as removing it.
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