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Visual Studio Installer 2017 downloads files with admin permission RRS feed

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  • The Visual Studio Installer starts up with admin-permissions and tries to download the files from the web.

    But in our company environment the admin-account has no internet-access, so the download fails.

    The normal logged in user has internet access.

    It's better to start the installer with normal user credits and start the downloads with that user credits. To install the downloaded packages after that, the installer should ask for admin permissions to execute.

    Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:40 AM

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  • Hi AndreasBaier,

    Thank you for posting in MSDN forum.

    To install VS 2017, you can deploy Visual Studio on a network as long as each target computer meets the minimum installation requirements. You can create a network share by running the setup file with the --layout switch (as described on the Create an Offline Installation of Visual Studio page) and then copying it from the local machine to the network share.   

    Note that installations from a network share will “remember” the source location they came from. This means that a repair of a client machine might need to return to the network share that the client originally installed from. Choose your network location carefully so that it aligns to the lifetime that you expect to have Visual Studio 2017 clients running in your organization.

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    Friday, March 17, 2017 8:15 AM
  • Hi Lana,

    thanks for your reply.

    I already knew the offline install option.

    My post address a better install experience. Every other webinstaller I used on the same machine doesn't have such a issue with admin permissions. The download part runs with normal user permissions, after that the installation process requests the admin permission and installs perfect.

    • Proposed as answer by 宝宝徐 Monday, March 20, 2017 1:57 AM
    Friday, March 17, 2017 10:37 AM
  • Hi AndreasBaier,

    Thank you very much for sharing your good workaround about installing VS 2017.

    You can mark your reply as answer, it will be much easier for other members to research for your wonderful insight and solution, and will benefit them to perform a smooth VS installation.

    Have a good day :)

    Best Regards,


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    Monday, March 20, 2017 2:02 AM