update2 offline install ?


  • hi,

    is there an offline installer for VS2015 update 2 ?

    why it's always hard to find that iso file ...

    Thursday, March 31, 2016 11:28 AM


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  • Check the “” site:

    Select the category and also the “ISO” radio-button.

    Thursday, March 31, 2016 1:13 PM
  • Does the ISO contain everything?

    Update 1's ISO did not have UWP SDK & emulators, & had to download complete VS offline using command line and it totaled to about 14GB.

    Found the documentation:

    It does not say anything about ISO having all the stuff. Will probably have to download using command prompt only.
    And even after that, Android SDK will be downloaded online only.

    • Edited by Kankaria Thursday, March 31, 2016 5:54 PM New information.
    Thursday, March 31, 2016 5:47 PM
  • @Viorel_ : sorry but i cannot see that iso radio button, when i click on the  the VS community category it download the web installer automatically
    Thursday, March 31, 2016 8:04 PM
  • can you post a screen please, because i really don't have or can't see that option :p
    Friday, April 1, 2016 12:02 AM
  • Thanks for Viorel_ and Kankaria's help.

    Hi issam1975,

    You could download the VS2015 update 2 here:

    Like Viorel_'s suggestion, you could also download it here:

    Since you want to install it offline:

    You could download the file of website and start it with the command line switch "/layout".

    For example: download visual studio 2015 installer for offline installation), and then run: C:\vs_community.exe /layout. It asks for a location and the download begins. You could use the same way for the update 2.

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    Friday, April 1, 2016 5:28 AM
  • You can download all files for the Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 by starting the setup file from the command prompt with the argument layout.

    Like this:

    vs2015.2.exe /layout

    the setup will then display a dialog to choose the directory where it will download all the files in the update for a later offline installation.

    Friday, April 1, 2016 6:51 AM
  • alright ! :)

    does the ISO install include xamarin too ?

    Monday, April 4, 2016 11:15 AM
  • This might help someone:
    The offline download with /layout downloaded about 19.2GB on my device (about 23hrs @ 400KBps).

    This still does NOT download Android SDK API. So just un-check when installing.
    Once VS installs, download Android APIs from the SDK Manager (Open in Run as Admin mode).

    Also, make sure to 'Repair' your installation at least once after installation. There might be some other component that was not properly downloaded into offline package (even if the installer says setup completed successfully).

    issam1975 : Don't know about the ISO, but the above method downloads Xamarin too.

    Monday, April 4, 2016 4:09 PM