Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-03

Lync 2013 introduces a different approach to client deployment. In a departure from previous releases, Lync 2013 no longer has its own installer. Instead, Lync is included with the Office 2013 setup program. To deploy Lync 2013 to your users, you can use Office 2013 installation methods and customization tools.

The topics in this section focus on how to deploy clients by using the Office 2013 MSI-based installer. Your primary reference should be the Office 2013 Resource Kit documentation, which describes in detail how to prepare your infrastructure, customize setup, and deploy Office 2013. However, you should use the Office documentation in conjunction with topics in this section, which point out deployment considerations that are specific to Lync 2013.

  • The Online Meeting Add-in for Lync 2013, which supports meeting management from within the Outlook messaging and collaboration client, installs automatically with Lync 2013.

  • The Office 2013 setup program does not uninstall previous versions of Lync or Office Communicator. The Lync 2013 client installs side-by-side with other Lync or Office Communicator clients

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