Topic Last Modified: 2011-05-12

Microsoft Lync 2010 setup files are provided as executable (.exe) programs. The Lync 2010 setup executable program is the recommended method for installing clients because it performs the following actions:

You can deploy Lync 2010 in a managed-desktop environment by using the following methods:

Installing on Computers with Multiple Users

After Lync 2010 is installed on an individual computer, it is available to all users of that computer. Lync 2010 cannot be installed on a per-user basis on an individual computer.

Lync 2010 Setup Command-Line Arguments

When using a script to deploy Lync 2010, you can use the Lync 2010 setup program command-line arguments listed in the following table.

You must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group in order to install Lync 2010.

Command-Line Argument Description


Suppresses the installation user interface, and uses default values for other installation options (for example, installation directory). This argument can be used along with the /Install, /Uninstall, and /Repair arguments.


(Default) Installs the client.


Removes previous versions of Office Communicator and add-ins.


Reinstalls the client to repair any installation issues.


Specifies the installation directory.


Displays the Help text in a dialog box.


Registers the settings in the specified file during installation. This registry file is then used during run time.


Removes the Conferencing Add-in for Microsoft Office Outlook, which is the previous version of the add-in (used for scheduling Microsoft Office Live Meeting server- and service-based meetings).


Enables Lync 2010 to run in user interface suppression mode.