This document provides steps required to deploy Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 or 2013 to multiple computers using Desktop Central.
Before you deploy the software application, ensure that the computers to which you deploy Microsoft Visual Studio meet the system requirements prescribed by Microsoft. Refer to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/4c26cc39%28v=vs.90%29.aspx and http://www.visualstudio.com/products/visual-studio-2013-compatibility-vs for more details.
To deploy Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 or 2013, follow the steps given below:
Note: The network share should have read permissions to Everyone in the group and should be accessible from all the computers to which you are trying to install.
- Edit the AdminDeployment.xml located within the installable files and change the value of the NoWeb attribute of the BundleCustomizations element from "default" to "yes" as below:
<BundleCustomizations TargetDir="default" NoWeb="default"/> to
<BundleCustomizations TargetDir="default" NoWeb="yes"/>
- In addition to the above, you can also customize few other attributes as mentioned in the table below. While the above change is mandatory, the others are optional:
Element Attribute Values Description BundleCustomizations TargetDir Path Behaves the same as overriding the path in the user interface of the installation application. This element is ignored if Visual Studio is already installed. SelectableItemCustomization Hidden Yes|No If the value of this element is Yes, hides a Selectable item in the customization tree. SelectableItemCustomization Selected Yes|No Selects or clears a selectable item in the customization tree.
- Save the changes.
- Click the Software Deployment tab
- Click Add Package
- Select the MSIEXEC/EXE/ISS/Command package type
- Specify a name for the application
- Specify the Installation Command with Switches/Arguments as below:
<Network Share>\vs_professional.exe /adminfile <Folder_Path>\Admindeployment.xml /quiet /norestart
- Click Add Package