The configuration of Skype is such that by default, it continues to run as a background process even when not in use. The objective of this article is to raise awareness of the default behavior of Skype and to provide instructions how to correctly configure the application to ensure that it does not remain active when not in use.
Please make sure this information is made available to all employees where applicable, to ensure Skype is properly configured on the workstations you have it installed.
Instructions for ensuring Skype is not active when not in use –
How do I ensure Skype does not start automatically when I boot up my workstation?
- Logoff Skype, then Go to Skype -> Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> and uncheck “Start Skype when I start Windows”.
- Start Skype, Right click at the Skype Icon at your Dock/Taskbar, then unselect “Open At Login”
Network Group policy on Skype Use.
Skype on the Texas A&M Network
Skype is software used to make telephone calls from a computer to other skype users for no charge, or to call land lines and cell phones for a fee. Skype allows 3rd party use of state resources. For this reason, running Skype in the background is not permitted. It may be used if Skype processes only run during the user’s call.
If you have any questions concerning appropriate use of Skype on the Texas A&M University campus, please contact Networking and Information Security at firstname.lastname@example.org.