How to Deploy Microsoft Teams Using SCCM

This post is a guide to deploy Microsoft Teams using SCCM. If you have office 365 deployed for your organization, Microsoft Teams should be available for you. Integrated with Office 365, Microsoft Teams is a chat-based work-space. Microsoft Teams bring together conversations, content, meetings, files, Office apps, and third-party integrations to provide a single hub for teamwork in Office 365. Furthermore let me tell you that Teams is not available as a standalone service. To setup Microsoft Teams in your Office 365 organization, read this article. More information about office 365 licensing for Microsoft Teams is documented here.

Microsoft recently announced that Microsoft Teams will replace Skype for business in future. I am not sure when will it replace the SFB but the plan is in queue. With the new updates, Microsoft has added calling features and meeting enhancements in Teams. From past few days I have been working on deploying Microsoft Teams app to an organization. This organization currently has skype for business installed on the computers. Both the softwares can run on a single computer without any issues. Let’s looks at the steps for deploying Microsoft Teams using SCCM.

To download the latest version of Microsoft Teams, click here. Downloads are available for 32-bit and 64-bit windows OS (Windows 7 and above). Also if you have Mac OSX 10.10+, the Teams app is available for download on same page.

How to Deploy Microsoft Teams Using SCCM

To deploy Microsoft Teams using SCCM, launch the Configuration Manager console. Create a new Application and select Manually specify the application information. Click Next.

Deploy Microsoft Teams Using SCCM

Specify some information about the Microsoft Teams app and click Next.

Deploy Microsoft Teams Using SCCM

Add a new deployment type and select Manually specify the deployment type information. Click Next. Deploy Microsoft Teams Using SCCM

Specify the content location and use the following as install and uninstall commands.

Installation program - "Teams_windows.exe" -s
Uninstall Program - "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Teams\Update.exe" --uninstall -s

Click Next.
Deploy Microsoft Teams Using SCCM

Most of all if you notice the uninstall command is supplied by Microsoft and is stored in the registry. So we will use the same to detect the presence of Microsoft Teams application.

Deploy Microsoft Teams Using SCCMHence to detect the presence of Microsoft Teams app, let’s a detection rule. In the detection rule choose the setting type as Registry. Specify the following as mentioned below.

HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER

KeySOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Teams

ValueDisplayVersion

Data TypeString

Select “This registry settings must satisfy the following rule to indicate the presence of this application”. Choose Operator to Equals and specify value 1.0.00.6903.

Click OK and close the detection rule window. Click Next.

Deploy Microsoft Teams Using SCCM

For User Experience, select Installation behavior to Install for a user. Set the installation program visibility to Hidden. Click Next.

Deploy Microsoft Teams Using SCCM

Complete the remaining steps and finally on the completion page click Close.

Deploy Microsoft Teams Using SCCMDistribute the Microsoft Team app to distribution points. In the next step deploy the Microsoft Teams app to the desired collection.

On the client computer, launch the software center. Under the list of Applications click on Microsoft Teams and click Install.

Deploy Microsoft Teams Using SCCM

Using the CMTrace tool open the AppEnforce.log file to monitor the install and uninstall process. In my test lab both install and uninstall of Microsoft Teams worked well. The installation and uninstallation was tested on Windows 7, Windows 10 operating systems.

Deploy Microsoft Teams Using SCCM

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Rangel
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Rangel

Hello. When I click the install button, I get the information “Status: Failed”. Click on more information and give this error 0x87D00324 (-2016410844). But in the end the Teams is installed. What should be the problem?

Paul
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Paul

I get the same error. I have tried several different detections, but nothing has changed. It does uninstall without any errors.

luke
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luke

i am running this query to see how many machines currently have teams installed by come up with nothing

select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS on SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS.ResourceId = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS.DisplayName like “Microsoft Teams%”

Milk
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Milk

Oh wow this is horrible to uninstall, even with the machine-level MSI. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/msi-deployment

What if we deployed it to an area and decided to uninstall it in bulk? It appears that you can’t. Any suggestions?

Kareem
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Kareem

Hi Prajwal,

First of all thank you for this post,

I just have a question why you choose the “Installation Behavior” to Install for user?

Because as i know “Install for system” is better in regards to privilege.

Thank you,

Anup Kumar Swain
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Anup Kumar Swain

How to change the installation path? If it installs to current user profile then users will need admin privilege for the install.
I know SCCM will use system account. What is I am doing manually or pushing through GPO.

Mike O
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Mike O'Hara

Hi Praj,
Thanks for this post. Also let me say, many of your posts have helped me greatly. I appreciate your efforts.
I’m having an issue with this app always saying Failed, even though it installs and works successfully. Only thing different is that I have version 1.1.00.2251. App detection always fails after install. Seems like it is trying to do detection before it is completely installed.
Any thoughts?
Thank you

vamshi
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vamshi

i would recommend changing the operator from “Equals” to “Greater than or equal to” in the detection rule window. This way, even if a higher version is installed, there would not be any problems. As, MS updates teams frequently, and there is a possibility of the version value to Change in the registry.

pathum udana
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pathum udana

Hi prajwal,
Thanks for sharing this. Is there way to block startup automatic loading?

I did the same deployment changing the success code in the program

Norman McCutcheon
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Norman McCutcheon

Hi

You can stop it starting automatically by by removing the RUN key in the registry

Command line

reg delete HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run /v com.squirrel.Teams.Teams

Powershell

Remove-ItemProperty -path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ -Name com.squirrel.Teams.Teams

Dipam Pala
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Dipam Pala

Hi,

I’ve tried this just now however the registry key is not there….

Any ideas why this is?

Thanks in Advance

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