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The installation of Lync 2010 will not complete using Windows Installer (MSI)
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You may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
The Lync 2010 client must be installed by using the client executable file.
Note The initial installation of Lync 2010 on a supported Windows client creates the Lync.msi file in the following locations:
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
Use the Lync 2010 UseMSIForLyncInstallation Group Policy setting to enable or block MSI deployments for Lync.msi as follows:
Range: 1 or 0
To have us enable MSI deployments for Lync.msi, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you prefer to enable MSI deployments for Lync.msi yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.
Fix it for me
To enable MSI deployments for Lync.msi automatically, click the Fix it button or link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.
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Then, go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.
Let me fix it myselfTo enable MSI deployments for Lync.msi, follow these steps:
C:\Lync2010\>msiexec /i C:\Lync2010\Lync.msi OCSETUPDIR="C:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync"
Did this fix the problem?
The definition of the UseMSIForLyncInstallation Lync 2010 Group Policy setting is not included in the Communicator.adm file.
For detailed information about how to automate the Lync 2010 deployment methods, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website:
IT-Managed Installation of Lync 2010