Upgrade or Uninstall Skype for Business Basic 2016 to full version

We have rolled out Skype for Business Basic 2016 to several hundred users separately from Office and have now purchased licenses for the Full version.

Our current setup is:

Windows 10 LTSB 64 bit

MS Office Pro Plus 2013 64 bit

Skype for Business Basic 2016 64 bit

Deployed separately from Office via Quest KACE sma version 9.0

How do i upgrade basic to the full version via command line or bat script?

Failing that how do I remove the basic version via command line or .bat script?

I DO NOT want to remove Office 2013!

Thank you 

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  • Are they Office 365 installations, or perpetual license (DVD) installations? - ondrar 4 years ago
  • none are 365. downloaded ISO from MS volume licensing service center for the full version. - Dee.Wood 4 years ago
  • basic was an .exe downloaded from Skype website and put on base image before sysprep. - Dee.Wood 4 years ago
  • Hello,
    I think it is not feasible to upgrade Skype for Business basic to Skype for Business 2016 directly. However, there is a way we can remove Skype for Business basic using the Office Deployment Tool. Here are the steps for your reference:

    If Skype for Business is installed separately and offline installer :

    Edit the Configuration.xml file with the following code:

    <Configuration Product="lync">
    <Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="Yes" />
    <Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="Never" />

    And Pass this config file in the below uninstall command(.bat or .cmd)
    setup.exe /uninstall Lync /config "Path of config file"

    If Skype for Business is installed along with Office suite
    1. Download Office 2016 deployment tool from Microsoft link
    2. Edit the Configuration.xml file with the following code:

    <Add OfficeClientEdition="32" >
    <Product ID="O365BusinessRetail">
    <Language ID="en-us" />
    <ExcludeApp ID="Lync" />
    <Updates Enabled="TRUE"/>
    <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />
    <Logging Level="Standard" Path="%temp%" />

    3. Then run the following command:
    setup.exe /configure "Path of the config file"

    Hope this helps you ! Thank you ! - LRS 4 years ago

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