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Stop Skype Automatic Updates RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Guys, 

    I have a problem of stopping "Personal/not business" Skype 8.x and 12.x automatic updates for the active directory users.  

    I have tried to stop it using a group policy that are described in the below link and other solutions: 

    I cant go to every single PC and change the registry key to stop Skype form updating, I need a centralized solution, since WSUS cant support Skype updates. 

    I thought that I can block the ui.skype.com on the sophos firewall, but maybe it could that Skype wont work for everyone and I cant risk it.

    Please help !


    Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:26 AM

All replies

  • Hi Mohammad,

    Please add this regedit in the the GPO,it will prevent the Skype update

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Skype\Phone\" DisableVersionCheck"=dword:00000001

    You also could refer to the following link.

    http://gils-playlist.weebly.com/tidbits-blog/disabling-skype-automatic-updates

    If you do not know how to set a GPO ,you could refer to this link(After setting the GPO,you could run the "gpupdate /force").

    http://thesolving.com/server-room/how-to-deploy-a-registry-key-via-group-policy/

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    Best Regards,
    Leon Lu


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    Friday, May 18, 2018 7:22 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Are there any update for this issue, if the reply is helpful to you, please try to mark it as an answer, it will help others who has similar issue.


    Best Regards,
    Leon Lu


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    Monday, May 21, 2018 9:21 AM
  • Hi ,

     

    Do you have some updates? If the reply help to you ,please mark the reply as answer.


    Best Regards,
    Leon Lu


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    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 2:26 AM
  •  

    Hello Leon Lu, 

    Thank you for your response.

    I have followed your suggestion and applied the registry edit as GPO, but the Skype update kept popping up. 
    I have no Idea how to stop those annoying updates !!

    Best Regards, 
    Mohammad Al-Mbaidheen

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:42 PM
  • Please changed the register in one pc,does it work normally?i set this in my test lab, the auto update is gray.

    Best Regards,
    Leon Lu


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    Thursday, June 7, 2018 9:43 AM