"Microsoft Office 2013 - lync.exe" Startup Program on Windows 7

Q

What is the startup program "Microsoft Office 2013 - lync.exe" on my Windows 7 computer?

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A

"Microsoft Office 2013 - lync.exe" is installed as part of the Microsoft Office 2013 software.

You will see the "lync.exe" listed on the Startup tab of msconfig.exe screen as:

Startup item: Microsoft Office 2013
Manufacture: Microsoft Corporation
Command: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\lync.exe" /fromrunkey
Location: HKU\S-1-5-...\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Program file information about "lync.exe":

File name: lync.exe
File path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15
File size: 24100040 bytes
Last modified time: 12/13/2016 11:34:40 AM
File description: Skype for Business
File version: 15.0.4875.1001
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"lync.exe" is part of the Microsoft Corporation software to launch Skype for Business.

It is recommended to disable "Microsoft Office 2013 - lync.exe" as a startup program. You can launch Skype for Business manually, whenever you need it. You can use msconfig.exe to just disable this startup program while keep its configuration in the registry.

 

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