Microsoft Teams has become one of the best collaboration tools for millions of people worldwide. Microsoft Teams was introduced as a part of Microsoft 365 product family, which is available for everyone as a free product.
Microsoft introduced Teams as a direct competition tool for Slack without a doubt Microsoft Teams look similar to Slack in terms of all the features and functionality.
In the begin, Microsoft Teams need to be installed as a separate product but when Microsoft retired the Skype for Business and replaced with Teams, later Microsoft automatically installed a service called Teams Machine-Wide installer on all the Microsoft 365 users. After Microsoft Teams keeps reinstalling on all the Microsoft 365 users even they choose to uninstall it.
Now Microsoft is not install the Teams Machine-Wide install to all the users PC because Microsoft Teams now included in most of the Microsoft 365 subscription and installed through click to run package.
As a Microsoft Teams user from the launch, I have to say Microsoft Teams wasn’t great when it was launched step by steps Microsoft improved the functionality and added the required features and some of them through user requests.
So, we had a lots of error and fix but now I have to say Microsoft Teams in stable condition.
You uninstalled the Microsoft Teams app properly from your PC by going to program and features from the control panel. But after the restart Microsoft Teams keeps reinstalling automatically on your PC. You will be like what happened! How did Microsoft Teams keeps reinstalling automatically when you actually uninstalled it properly.
If you are a Microsoft 365 user, Microsoft was forcing them to use Microsoft Teams instead of Skype for Business and automatically installing Microsoft Teams on their PC through a service called Teams Machine-Wide Installer. If your PC doesn’t have Teams installed this service will automatically install the Teams even you uninstalled the Teams thousands of time.
So, our first solution will be to check and uninstall the Teams Machine-Wide Installer service from the PC. In order to do this following the below steps.
Uninstall Teams Machine-Wide Installer
- Press Winkey + R in your Keyboard and Type Appwiz.cpl and Enter
- In the program and feature windows check Teams Machine-Wide Installer is installed in your PC
- If available, select the Teams Machine-Wide Installer service
- Click Uninstall to remove Teams Machine-Wide Installer service from your PC
That, it. The Teams Machine-Wide Installer is the reason why Microsoft Teams is keep installing in your PC automatically without our intention. Now Microsoft Teams will not install automatically without your intention and unless you installed.
How to Stop Microsoft Teams from Opening Automatically
Are you annoyed with Microsoft Teams from Opening automatically at every startup? then you are not alone.
Microsoft Teams has now become a part of Microsoft 365 product which means it included in most of the Microsoft 365 subscription, and installed along with the other Microsoft 365 products.
Check out the detailed blog for How to Stop Microsoft Teams from Opening Automatically
Uninstall Teams Machine Wide Installer using PowerShell
If you are managing multiple computers on your network then you can use the below PowerShell script to remove the Teams Machine Wide installer service from the multiple computer but make sure to run the script in elevated mode (with administrator permission).
Is it Safe to Uninstall Teams Machine-Wide Installer
Yes, Uninstalling the Teams Machine Wide installer will do no harm to your PC. When you again install Microsoft Teams in your PC again, then Microsoft will automatically install the Teams Machine Wide installer again.
Uninstall Microsoft Teams Completely
You can uninstalling Microsoft Teams completely from your device in just 5 mins by following this article. For many reason you may wanted to uninstall Microsoft Teams from your device.
Uninstalling Teams is not the same comparing to other software introduced by Microsoft.
Check out the detailed blog here How to uninstall Microsoft Teams Completely.