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  • Hi Techies,

    I'm looking to install Microsoft Teams for All Users,Currently It's installing only for Current user. Is there a way to perform this? Please let me know.

    Here's Command Line which I was executing Teams_windows_x64.exe --silent

    Thanks!!

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:36 AM

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  • Hi!

    You can deploy Microsoft Teams using either System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Group Policy, or any third-party distribution mechanisms for broad deployment.

    Microsoft has provided MSI installation files that admins can use for bulk deployment of Teams to select users or computers.

    Reference:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/msi-deployment


    You can check the different deployment methods on the links below:
    https://practical365.com/collaboration/teams/deploying-microsoft-teams-desktop-client/

    Hope this is useful!

    Best regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com  LinkedIn:   

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:56 AM
  • Just want to deploy manually. So it will available for all users. 
    Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:31 PM
  • From the article linked to above:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/msi-deployment

    "Whichever method you use to deploy Teams, the installer runs in the context of the logged on user, and installs to the %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams folder. As you'll see in the comments on this blog post below, this isn't ideal for some environments for a variety of reasons."

    That means there is no all-users install method even with the MSI. This is an inherently per-user application. Depending on your circumstances, that may mean it's unusable.

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:43 PM
  • Thanks Mike\Leon,

    I have found Microsoft user voices where I can see MS is Still working to improve the installation for all users. Is there any updates?


    Friday, June 1, 2018 3:37 AM
  • Hi Team,

    Is there any update on this?

    Saturday, June 9, 2018 7:27 AM
  • That means there is no all-users install method even with the MSI. This is an inherently per-user application. Depending on your circumstances, that may mean it's unusable.

    Not to mention insecure. Any environment where we disallow execute permission to user-writeable areas won't be able to run Teams. Either that or expose us to zero-day ransomware.

    Time to migrate back to Skype for Business.

    No wonder MS wants to stop developing Software Restriction Policy.

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 2:39 PM
  • Has anybody figure out how to install it without ending up in the appdata folder where Software Restrcition Policies will prevent this from running, unless we whitelist the whole folder which might open up to someone out there figuring out they can copy their malware to the same folder and run their EXE bypassing SRP all-together?
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 3:47 PM
  • The Microsoft user voice that you mentioned earlier in this post has been completed.

    Link: 
    https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17380159-improve-install-options-install-for-all-users-an


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 3:58 PM
  • The Microsoft user voice that you mentioned earlier in this post has been completed.

    Indeed, but that does not look at all promising. It links here, which states:

    "The Teams MSI will place an installer in Program Files. Whenever a user signs into a new Windows User Profile, the installer will be launched and a copy of the Teams application will be installed in that user's appdata folder"

    So, no change to the basic problems which are having a separate copy of the application for each user, and code running from inside the user's profile.

    This is not an all-users install method.

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:37 PM
  • There's also a new user voice, as you mentioned the one that was completed has not changed much..

    https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/34768153-improve-install-options-install-for-all-users-an


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:42 PM
  • Hello,

    is there any way to publish Teams via RemoteApp? It needs to run the second Teams on users workstation. I can't find it even it was installed:

    Friday, September 28, 2018 3:51 PM
  • Why are users still getting a popup for private/public firewall?

    not a good user experience.

    since teams.exe is copied to Appdata\local

    how is one supposed to configure per teams.exe firewall exclusion rule if user based environment variables for %userprofile%\appdata\local\ are ignored in a computer configuration firewall GPO?

    its not really moved on from click2run per user install has it ?

    Friday, July 10, 2020 1:33 PM
  • limitations with per user install click2run need to be addressed longterm against the legacy workings of windows settings
    Friday, July 10, 2020 1:35 PM
  • An easier way to install Teams is to install the Teams Installer on every computer. The Teams Installer is placed in the Program Files folder and will run automatically when a new user logs in to the computer. It will then install Teams in the user-profile folder. You can also deploy the MSI file with a Group Policy.
    Friday, July 10, 2020 2:09 PM
  • My boss wont take this as answer.

    Is there any way to go into the MSI folder and change the install location from userdata to program files

    Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:32 PM
  • Its not a real firewall thing. It only asks for the users first call and you can select no and it still works fine.
    Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:33 PM
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