How to deploy Microsoft Visual Studio 2017?


This document provides the steps required to deploy Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 to multiple computers using Endpoint 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 this document for further details.


To deploy Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, 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 "vs_community.exe" file from here
  3. Now open command prompt, navigate to the downloaded location and run this command. vs_community.exe --layout
    for example: vs_community.exe --layout c:\\VS2017
  4. You may now copy the package to the Network Share and provide the below command while creating the package.
    "\\<Sever- Path>\VS2017\vs_community.exe" --quiet --norestart
  5. Create a configuration with the package and select the target machine.

Add the package in Endpoint Central

  1. Navigate to Endpoint 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 below:
    "\\<Sever- Path>\VS2017\vs_community.exe" --quiet --norestart
  7. Click Add Package

Deploy to target computers

  1. Select the package that you added
  2. Click Install/Uninstall Software
  3. Enter a name and description for the configuration
  4. Define the package settings
  5. Configure the deployment settings
  6. Choose the target computers
  7. Specify the schedule options, if required
  8. Click Deploy

You have deployed Microsoft Visual Studio 2017.