5.1 Deploy Office Communicator

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 will reach end of support on January 9, 2018. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.

Deploy Office Communicator 2007 by using a Windows Installer package (.msi file). To deploy Office Communicator, run the package by using your organizations preferred deployment method; for example, Systems Management Server (SMS), an Active Directory Domain Services Group Policy, a scripted deployment, or any other third-party software that supports .msi-based deployment. The following procedure shows how to run the MSI to install Communicator.

To install Communicator

  1. Download Communicator.msi, and then double-click it.

  2. On the Welcome to Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Setup page, click Next.

  3. Review the license agreement, and then click I accept the terms in the License Agreement if you agree to the terms of installation (required to continue installation). Click Next to continue.

  4. On the Configure Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 page, accept the default folder or click Browse and browse to another folder. When you are finished, click Next.

  5. When the wizard has completed, click Finish.

Quiet-Mode Installation

You can suppress the installation user interface completely when deploying Communicator 2007 by using the Windows Installer command-line option /qn in your script, as follows:

msiexec /qn /i Communicator.msi