Software Installation - How To

How to deploy Microsoft Visual Studio?

Description

This document provides the steps required to deploy various editions of Microsoft Visual Studio to multiple computers using Desktop Central.

System Requirements

Before you deploy the software application, ensure that the computers to which you deploy Microsoft Visual Studio meet the system requirements prescribed by Microsoft. Refer to the documents given in the table for further details.

Microsoft Visual Studio Versions

Microsft Visual Studio File to be downloaded Command to be executed in Command Prompt Command to be provided while creating a package
System requirements 2015 "vs_professional.exe" vs_professional.exe --layout  "\\<Sever- Path>\vs_professional_ENU.exe" /AdminFile "\\<Sever- Path>\AdminDeployment.xml" /quiet /norestart
System requirements 2017 "vs_community.exe" vs_community.exe --layout "\\<Sever- Path>\VS2017\vs_community.exe" --quiet --norestart
System requirements 2019 "vs_community.exe" vs_community.exe --layout "\\<Sever- Path>\VS2017\vs_community.exe" --quiet --norestart

 

Steps

To deploy Microsoft Visual Studio, follow the steps given below:

  1. Create a common network share to store the required installable file. Use Network share to deploy software to computers within the network and use HTTP upload to deploy software to computers located in remote location.
    Note: The network share should have read permissions for everyone in the group and should be accessible from all the computers in which you are trying to install.
  2. Copy the Contents of the CD or DVD to the network share created in step 1 or to download the package from the website follow the steps given below, To download the package, initially you have to download its respective file as shown in the table.
  3. Now open command prompt, navigate to the downloaded location and run the command as given in the table.
  4. You may now copy the package to the Network Share and provide the command as given in the table while creating the package.
  5. Create a configuration with the package and select the target machine.

Add the package in Desktop Central

  1. Navigate to Desktop Central Console and click the Software Deployment tab
  2. Under packages, click Add Package
  3. Choose the application type as MSIEXEC/EXE/ISS/Command
  4. Specify the name of the application
  5. Choose Network Path/Http Path based on your requirement and Locate/Add the files.
  6. Specify the Installation Command with Switches/Arguments as given in the table.
  7. Click Add Package

Deploy to target computers

    • Select the package that you added
    • Click Install/Uninstall Software
    • Enter a name and description for the configuration
    • Define the package settings
    • Configure the deployment settings
    • Choose the target computers
    • Specify the schedule options, if required
    • Click Deploy

You have now deployed Microsoft Visual Studio.