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Best way to disable regular Skype and allow only Skype for Business RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I currently have a directive to not allow anyone to use regular Skype and only allow them to use Skype for Business that is licensed with our Office365. I was going to use AppBlocker to do this and just wanted to ask here if anyone had a better solution? Currently at 2008 AD Functional level for GPOs.

    Thanks in advance,

    Rob.

    Thursday, March 8, 2018 6:45 PM

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  • Try running this to actually remove it.  If this works, then build an SCCM package to run a script that removes from all systems or whatever means you have to mass deploy a script to run on systems.  I would test this on a handful of systems.  It shouldn't impact the skype for business client and only uninstall the one from windows store.

    Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage -AllUsers

    before

    After


    Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:01 PM
  • Hi Rob,

    Agree with d_allstar12.

    Based on my research,  for regular skype, there is no option to restrict it log in .

    But regular skype has the privacy setting, please refer to the following document
    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA140/how-do-i-manage-my-privacy-settings-in-skype-for-windows-desktop

    Another document “Restrict Access to Programs with AppLocker in Windows 7

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    Best Regards,
    Alice Wang


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    • Edited by Alice-Wang Friday, March 9, 2018 2:31 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Alice-Wang Monday, March 12, 2018 9:50 AM
    Friday, March 9, 2018 2:28 AM
  • I appreciate both of the responses. We do not use SCCM, but do have something in the environment that should do this.I will give it a shot.

    Thanks for the assistance,

    Rob Suojanen

    Monday, March 12, 2018 12:59 PM
  • Hi Rob,

    Did you use Appblocker to restrict the regular skype? Is that work?


    Best Regards,
    Alice Wang


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    • Proposed as answer by Alice-Wang Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:46 AM
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8:06 AM
  • Are there any update about this issue?

    Best Regards,
    Alice Wang


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    • Proposed as answer by Alice-Wang Monday, April 2, 2018 8:21 AM
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 10:28 AM
  • Hi,

    Are there any update about this issue? If the reply is helpful to you, please mark it as an answer.

    Best Regards,
    Alice Wang


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    Monday, April 2, 2018 8:21 AM