Scripting Question

Is there a way to get KACE to install Visual Studio 2015 Professional

07/14/2016 1282 views

As my question above asks, I am looking for a way to install Visual Studio 2015 remotely through KACE. The user that is requesting the install of the program is always in meetings and is very hard to track down. I was hoping that there is a way to do this so I don't have to wait on them to be available and so they can continue their day uninterrupted.


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  • Which step(s) are you having trouble with? Do you have a dedicated Visual Studio installer or do you need to create one? If this is your first managed install I would encourage you to review this KB article: https://support.software.dell.com/k1000-systems-management-appliance/kb/156198
  • I am not really familiar with KACE. But would there be an option to set the deployment time and make avaialable to the user and have a conversation with him and ask him to install the software at his leisure.

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Create a silent install and use a MI or kscript to push that to the machine


you can find that users machine name by going to the inventory devices and searching using their login name and it will show the machine they were the last user on.  Go to either your MI or Kscript and add just that machine name to it and save and enable or run.
Answered 07/15/2016 by: SMal.tmcc
Red Belt

I am thinking you are asking about doing this though the K1000 appliance, could create a label for that machine of the user and then target a managed install to that label.

Depends on the type of install file you have and what switches the programmers enabled for the command line.

Answered 07/14/2016 by: TheAustinDave
Brown Belt

  • I am using K1000 sorry forgot to mention that. And how would I go about using a label to do that?
    • For basics on labels, see K1000 6.4 Admin Guide pg 95 and following. You may have noticed that every job that affects devices has deployment options: a checkbox for "All Devices," a search box to target individual computers, and a list of labels which can be added/removed by clicking "Manage Associated Labels". Labels are the best and most common way to target devices.
      • I am familiar with the smart label. However I am just wanting to figure out the parameters so I can run the script using vs_professional.exe dependency.
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