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Visual Studio 2015 Full install with SCCM2012r2

09/24/2016 2346 views

I am currently trying to install Visual Studio 2015 doing a full install with SCCM2012r2.  The install looks like it has gone through, but when I start Visual Studio it says that the install was not successful and Visual Studio does not start.  I am trying to install this vis SCCM on Windows 10 Education v.1607. 

Here is what I am using as my install script: 

"vs_professional.exe" /full /silent /productkey (Enter my product key)

This method goes in just fine if I type it in manually from a DOS prompt.  It does take quite some time for it to complete, but there are no error messages.  The error messages only start when I go to deploy this through SCCM.  I have tried both Application method as well as the package method and neither one is working correctly.  I have 3 or 4 labs that require this software and will need a full install of the software for next semester. 

I have tried to create an unattend file, and that is not coming up as successful.  We are using a Volume License copy of this that software that is available for Academic Lab Use.  We are also running the 64 bit version of the software as well. 

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.   

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If strOriginalPostContent <> "This method goes in just fine if I type it in manually from a DOS prompt." Then
    MsgBox "Houston, we still have a problem"
    MsgBox "OP is happy"
End If

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End If
Answered 09/27/2016 by: VBScab
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you will probably find that the application cannot be installed using the "system" context. As a test, I suggest you try a manual installation using the sysinternal tools. I had a problem a few years ago with VS 2010, which I had to split up to get it automatically install. The only thing that had to be installed using a "real" account was the help system.

Answered 09/25/2016 by: Pressanykey
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I'm wondering why you'd need to deploy it at all. It's a developer tool and your "developers" must surely have local admin access so why not just make the source available on a share and let them have at it?
Answered 09/26/2016 by: VBScab
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  • Uhmm... If ((10 * ManualDeveloperInstallation) == ERROR_UNKNOWN){
    ::MessageBox(NULL, _T("Unknown Error"), _T("Error"), 0x00000002L);

  • The reason that I need to install this silently is that this is part of a lab setup at a community college. The lab has Visual Studio, SQL Management Studio, Oracle, etc installed as part of the programming curriculum. The only program I am having difficulty with is Visual Studio. I need to do a silent install with all available features on it. I have tried packaging it as an application as well as a Package through SCCM and it is not installing at all. This install script works when I manually type it in through a DOS prompt, but when I attempt to send it out over SCCM, then I have great difficulty. Here is the script that I am using:
    "vs_professional.exe" /full /silent /productkey (Enter my product key)
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