Slipstream Visual Studio service pack installs with main installer
I work for a large organization where we have 1000's of developers and we are constantly battling losing our admin rights. In order to get the software we need we have to have it packaged by the bank and pushed to the users machine. In the case of Visual Studio 2010 which is huge in itself, when a service pack is released we have to increase the install time even more by adding the Service Pack as a post install action.
Would like to increase client satisfaction by having available an install that includes the service pack(s) in the main installer, whether it's for 2010 or for Dev 11, in either case would love to see it happen.
When next service pack is issued provide the new integrated and isolated shell installers with updated binaries. It will allow us reducing the size of installer and the time of installation for integration.
Thank you very much for using Visual Studio and for taking the time to submit this feature request. We are currently evaluating whether we will implement this in a future release of the product.
Visual Studio Program Manager
Daniel Smith commented
See also these requests on Connect which, unfortunately haven't gotten anywhere:
If it's impossible to provide slipstreaming to end users, surely the team could provide integrated ISOs on MSDN or something for people to download. That would be ideal.