Deploy Skype in MDT

Hi All

Until now it was possible to download the MSI version of Skype via the below URL:

http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-msi, 

But it seems like now it is not possible to download an MSI version of Skype anymore,

If trying to install the exe I get a message of "Please install Skype from the Windows Store for the best experience",

How can Skype be deployed via MDT now?

How can I ensure that Skype will be pre-deployed for computers in my organizations?

Thanks,

Hello Parsi_AD,

At Skype, we take security very seriously. Please be informed that there was an issue with an older version of the Skype for Windows desktop installer – version 7.40 and lower. The issue was in the program that installs the Skype software – the issue was not in the Skype software itself.

What we can advised is to utilize the pre-installed Skype on your Windows 10 computer.

Let us know if you need further assistance.

            

Susan_S.
Skype Community Moderator

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Hi Susan,

Thank you for your answer,

If using the pre-installed Skype in Windows 10, will it allow to upgrade to newer versions if the Microsoft Store is disabled/uninstalled?

Why isn't it possible to continue to publish newer versions of Skype in MSI installer?

Are you saying that MSI installers are vulnerable ?

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Hello Parsi_AD,

 

 

1. No, it should be installed and enabled since Microsoft Store is the source of Skype applications.

 

2. The new Skype version is a completely different platform from previous versions which are .exe files.

 

3. It is not directly vulnerable, but since MSI installers are used with older versions of Windows there are some aspects of it that can be compromised. Since we take security seriously, we do not take risks by retiring it.

 

 

Let us know if you need anything else.

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Has there been any resolution to this? I need the latest Skype For Windows .msi for MDT as well. Otherwise, we'll just switch over to permanently using Slack

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3. It is not directly vulnerable, but since MSI installers are used with older versions of Windows there are some aspects of it that can be compromised. Since we take security seriously, we do not take risks by retiring it.

Are you serius?

We have a huge amount of Windows 7 clients running in our company.

Should we consider now every MSI installer as possible threat?

You can vote there at user voice to get the MSI installer back for Skype 8:

https://skype.uservoice.com/forums/914527-skype-ideas/suggestions/35573563-provide-a-skype-8-msi-installer

It is a desaster to have no MSI installer for all admins who have to roll out Skype for a lot of computers.

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Skype MSI version 8.0 is available on desktop app for Windows. Please see our announcement here

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