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Windows 365 Cloud PC – Microsoft Intune – Disable Chat Icon + PowerShell Uninstall MS Teams

When you deploy your Windows 365 Cloud PC, you can use a Microsoft Gallery Image or a Custom Image from Azure. The Microsoft Gallery image is a good starting point for most deployments, as it’s already optimized for Cloud PC. In my scenario, I have leveraged the Windows 11 Enterprise + OS Optimizations – 22H2 gallery image.

Note – These steps are only applicable in situations where-in you are not using Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams is an excellent collaboration tool if the organization leverages it.

Post the Cloud PC Provisioning, the end-users see the Chat Icon for MS Team and the Microsoft Teams applications are installed within the Apps & Features. In this scenario, I am not using Microsoft Teams hence I have decided to Disable the Icon & Uninstall MS Team from the Cloud PC fleet.

Disable Chat Icon – Intune

Let’s see how to disable the Chat Icon gracefully for all end-users using Microsoft Intune

Set the Configure Chat Icon – Disabled

After the sync-up, I noticed the Chat Icon from the taskbar disappeared on all Windows 365 Cloud PC devices.

Un-install MS Team – Scripts Intune

Within the Microsoft gallery image, you will notice the Microsoft Team is installed by default, and we want to uninstall the software using Powershell Scripts. A quick check within Apps & Features shows that Microsoft Teams is already installed.

# Remove Teams Application

try {
    $fetchteamsapp = @(Get-AppxPackage -name '*teams' -ErrorAction stop)
catch {
    $ErrorMessage = $_.Exception.message
    write-error ('Error getting the teams app ' + $ErrorMessage)
if ($fetchteamsapp -ne $null) {
    $uninstallteamsapp = @(remove-appxpackage -package "MicrosoftTeams_22287.702.1670.9453_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe" -ErrorAction stop)
else { 
    write-host 'Successfully un-install the MS Teams.'

Note – Replace your MS Team version with whatever you have within your environment

I hope you will find this helpful information for disabling icon and uninstalling Microsoft teams using Intune + Powershell scripts. Please let me know if I have missed any steps or details, and I will be happy to update the post.

Aresh Sarkari

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