rahbert

My feedback

  1. 59 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    4 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    rahbert commented  · 

    I work on a secured Network and cannot run the VS2017 bootstrapper without elevation. If some who does have admin on my machine runs it they have no network access. So, its impossible to deploy VS2017 within my org policies. MS needs to rethink their deployment strategy.

  2. 2,176 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    172 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the many comments on this topic. We are listening…

    On behalf of the Visual Studio team, I wanted to share a few responses to some of the questions and concerns raised, in the spirit of sharing with transparency the reasons that led us to the current installer options.

    Visual Studio 2017 is a huge product, because we support so many types of development: from Android to UWP to C++ to Unity to Linux. If we were to still offer a ‘full’ install, it would come in at over 50GB. That’s one huge ISO image!

    We surveyed hundreds of people during the previews and RCs, and people told us that they had historically used an ISO for two reasons: (i) because they wanted to download once and create a network install for enterprise deployment; (ii) because they had a shaky internet connection and wanted to be sure they’d downloaded…

    rahbert commented  · 

    My group is stuck with VS2015 because of long standing polices that require local admin
    (users with a "dev token" ) to not have network access while elevated. Why not provide a
    separate exe users can run to create a layout? They could take the bootstrapper and strip out the installation functionality such that it accesses only the folder receiving the layout files.

Feedback and Knowledge Base