These instructions are for Microsoft Lync 2013 Basic which has fewer features than Lync 2013 Full. However the basic concept will work for both versions.
Step 1 – Extract files from the Lync Basic installer: %sourcelocation%\lyncentry.exe /extract:%extractionlocation%
Step 2 – From the extracted files run the OCT tool: %extractionlocation%\setup.exe /admin
Step 3 – Use OCT to configure a msp file to your desired customization choices.
Step 4 – To avoid the “First things first” window when user start Lync for the first time add the following reg entries under Additional Content | Add Registry Entries in the OCT tool
Step 5 – Save your settings to your MSP file.
Step 6 – Deploy your MSP. How you deploy is up to you:
- You can add the MSP file you create to the Updates folder of the extracted files from the source installer and run the install with the command %extractionlocation%\setup.exe. This will install all the msp in the Updates folder including your custom MSP. You will see a Microsoft setup window for a second as it reads the MSP file before installing.
- You can save the MSP to whatever place you like and use a command that will point to that place; %extractionlocation%\setup.exe /adminfile %yourcustomMSPlocation%