Removing Lync and Skype Order of operations

Pulai, Bernard 0 Reputation points


We have migrated to Teams and have leftover Lync 2013 and Skype for Business 2015 servers still in our environment. I have found several sites that will help me uninstall Skype/Lync, but the question came up on which order should we do it. Should I uninstall Skype first and then Lync or the other way? Or does it even matter? I am trying to minimize the amount of orphaned objects that could be left after the uninstall process.

Any help or insights would be appreciated.

Links that i have already found to help uninstall Lync/Skype

Thank you,


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A Microsoft communications service that provides communications capabilities across presence, instant messaging, audio/video calling, and an online meeting experience that includes audio, video, and web conferencing.
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  1. JimmyYang-MSFT 39,241 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Pulai, Bernard

    It does not matter which server you want to remove firstly. As the link above said, you could try to follow these steps to decommission.

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