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03 May 2015

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Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 IDE

Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC

This is a prerelease version of Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC.

14.0.22823.0-RC | Updated: 03 May 2015



Downloads of v 14.0.22823.0-RC:



Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft

Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC 14.0.22823.0-RC

This is a prerelease version of Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC.

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To install Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade visualstudioenterprise2015 -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade visualstudioenterprise2015 -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure visualstudioenterprise2015 installed
    name: visualstudioenterprise2015
    state: present
    version: 14.0.22823.0-RC
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'visualstudioenterprise2015' do
  action    :install
  version  '14.0.22823.0-RC'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: visualstudioenterprise2015,
    Version: 14.0.22823.0-RC,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller visualstudioenterprise2015
   Name     = 'visualstudioenterprise2015'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '14.0.22823.0-RC'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'visualstudioenterprise2015':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '14.0.22823.0-RC',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install visualstudioenterprise2015 version="14.0.22823.0-RC" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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=== Optional Features ===
Optional features (Sql tools, phone tools, etc.) are available but not installed by default.
You can provide optional parameters to include them during the install.
Here is example that includes the Sql Tools and Windows Phone Emulators:

choco install VisualStudioEnterprise2015 -packageParameters "Features:SQL,WindowsPhone81Emulators"

Available features:

  • LightSwitch
  • MDDCPlusPlus
  • OfficeDeveloperTools
  • SilverLight_Developer_Kit
  • SQL
  • ToolsForWin81_WP80_WP81
  • VC_MFC_Libraries
  • WindowsPhone81Emulators

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<AdminDeploymentCustomizations xmlns="">
  <BundleCustomizations TargetDir="default" NoWeb="default" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="LightSwitch" Hidden="no" Selected="no" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="VC_MFC_Libraries" Hidden="no" Selected="no" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="OfficeDeveloperTools" Hidden="no" Selected="no" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="SQL" Hidden="no" Selected="no" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WebTools" Hidden="no" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="MDDCPlusPlus" Hidden="no" Selected="no" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="MDDJS" Hidden="no" Selected="no" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="SilverLight_Developer_Kit" Hidden="no" Selected="no" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="ToolsForWin81_WP80_WP81" Hidden="no" Selected="no" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WindowsPhone81Emulators" Hidden="no" Selected="no" />

    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="ModernBlendHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="BlissHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="HelpHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="IntelliTraceEnterpriseHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="LocalDBHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="NetFX4Hidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="NetFX45Hidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="PortableDTPHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="PreEmptiveDotfuscatorHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="PreEmptiveAnalyticsHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="ProfilerHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="ReportingHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="SDKTools3Hidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="Silverlight5DRTHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="SQLCEHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="SQLCLRTypesHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="SQLDOMHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="SQLSharedManagementObjectsHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="StoryboardingHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="TSQLHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="VCToolsHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="VCCRTHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="VCLibsHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="VCDebugHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WCFDataServicesHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="Windows_EspCHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="Windows_EspC_LPCHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WinBlue_Runtime_IntellisenseHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WinBlue_SDK_App_Cert_Kit_x64Hidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WinBlue_SDK_App_Cert_Kit_x86Hidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WinBlue_SDK_DesktopHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WinBlue_SDK_DX_Redist_x64Hidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WinBlue_SDK_DX_Redist_x86Hidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WinBlue_MetroSDKHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WinBlue_SDK_Metro_DX_Redist_x64Hidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WinBlue_SDK_Metro_DX_Redist_x86Hidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="Win10_Universal_CRT_SDKHidden" Selected="yes" />
Import-Module (Join-Path $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) 'VSModules.psm1')

Install-VS 'VisualStudioEnterprise2015' ''
Import-Module (Join-Path $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) 'VSModules.psm1')

Uninstall-VS 'VisualStudioEnterprise2015' 'Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015' 'vs_enterprise.exe'
# Parse input argument string into a hashtable
# Format: Features:WebTools,Win8SDK ProductKey:AB-D1
function Parse-Parameters ($s)
    $MATCH_PATTERN = '([a-zA-Z]+):([a-zA-Z0-9-_,]+)'
    $NAME_INDEX = 1
    $VALUE_INDEX = 2

    $parameters = @{ }
    $results = $s | Select-String $MATCH_PATTERN -AllMatches
    foreach ($match in $results.matches)
        $parameters.Add($match.Groups[$NAME_INDEX].Value.Trim(), $match.Groups[$VALUE_INDEX].Value.Trim())

    return $parameters

# Turns on features in the customizations file
function Update-Admin-File($parameters, $adminFile)
    $s = $parameters['Features']
    if (!$s) { return }

    $features = $s.Split(',')
    [xml]$xml = Get-Content $adminFile

    foreach ($feature in $features)
        $node = $xml.DocumentElement.SelectableItemCustomizations.ChildNodes | ? {$_.Id -eq "$feature"}
        if ($node -ne $null)
            $node.Selected = "yes"

function Generate-Install-Arguments-String($parameters, $adminFile)
    $s = "/Passive /NoRestart /Log $env:temp\vs.log"

    $f = $parameters['Features']
    if ($f)
        $s = $s + " /AdminFile $adminFile"

    $pk = $parameters['ProductKey']
    if ($pk)
        $s = $s + " /ProductKey $pk"

    return $s

function Install-VS {
Installs Visual Studio

Installs Visual Studio with ability to specify additional features and supply product key.

.PARAMETER PackageName
The name of the VisualStudio package - this is arbitrary.
It's recommended you call it the same as your nuget package id.

This is the url to download the VS web installer.

Install-VS 'VisualStudioCommunity2015' ''


This helper reduces the number of lines one would have to write to download and install Visual Studio.
This method has no error handling built into it.

  [string] $packageName,
  [string] $url
    Write-Debug "Running 'Install-VS' for $packageName with url:`'$url`'";

    $installerType = 'exe'
    $validExitCodes = @(
        0, # success
        3010, # success, restart required
        2147781575, # pending restart required
        -2147185721 # pending restart required

    $packageParameters = Parse-Parameters $env:chocolateyPackageParameters

    $adminFile = (Join-Path $PSScriptRoot 'AdminDeployment.xml')
    Update-Admin-File $packageParameters $adminFile

    $silentArgs = Generate-Install-Arguments-String $packageParameters $adminFile

    Write-Output "Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType $silentArgs $url -validExitCodes $validExitCodes"
    Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType $silentArgs $url -validExitCodes $validExitCodes

function Uninstall-VS {
Uninstalls Visual Studio

Uninstalls Visual Studio.

.PARAMETER PackageName
The name of the VisualStudio package.

.PARAMETER ApplicationName
The VisualStudio app name - i.e. 'Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015'.

.PARAMETER UninstallerName
This name of the installer executable - i.e. 'vs_community.exe'.

Uninstall-VS 'VisualStudioCommunity2015' 'Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015' 'vs_community.exe'


This helper reduces the number of lines one would have to write to uninstall Visual Studio.
This method has no error handling built into it.

  [string] $packageName,
  [string] $applicationName,
  [string] $uninstallerName
    Write-Debug "Running 'Uninstall-VS' for $packageName with url:`'$url`'";

    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/Uninstall /force /Passive /NoRestart'

    $app = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product | Where-Object { $_.Name -like "$applicationName*"} | Sort-Object { $_.Name } | Select-Object -First 1
    if ($app -ne $null)
        $uninstaller = Get-Childitem "$env:ProgramData\Package Cache\" -Recurse -Filter $uninstallerName | ? { $_.VersionInfo.ProductVersion.StartsWith($app.Version)}
        if ($uninstaller -ne $null)
            Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType $silentArgs $uninstaller.FullName

Export-ModuleMember Install-VS, Uninstall-VS

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