11/06/2013 6794 views


i want to packetize the software "Visual Studio Premium 2013".

By Starting VS2013 the first time it appears a "Welcome. Sign in...", like in this URL: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2013/06/28/welcome-sign-in-to-visual-studio.aspx

Is there any possibility to prevent this sign in or is this needed for using some features/user settings and so on ?

Please Help!

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  • Did you ever figure this out? If so, would you mind posting it here? Thanks!
  • We have a Powershell script that activates it in 2015 and 2017, which can also be done from the command line. Is that to what you are referring?

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As @crimsonsoo said, but you also need to copy the settings file:



The issue is, the $version changes every single time you install VS2017, so it will be different for every computer  even if you use the exact same installer. 

Answered 02/11/2019 by: nahrens
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Copy %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\$version\privateregistry.bin from existing user to the default profile

Answered 05/01/2018 by: crimsonsoo
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