I need an install of enterprise studio to downgrade to pro that I have a license for RRS feed

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  • I work in a hyper secure location. We are not allowed to install our own software even though we are administrators to some extent. Also there are filters on the network that do not allow installs to reach out to other URLs to get pieces needed to complete an install. So, I had to request Visual Studio 2017 Pro from the higher up administrators. They compiled a version of VS2017 install that comprised all of the pieces and libraries needed to install it clean without going out to the internet ( to get pieces. When I got the "Authorized" install I installed it. To my surprise it was VS2017 Enterprise. I thought wow cool I got an upgrade! because I had purchased a license for VS2017 Pro. Well it was not. After a while I got a message from the ide that my trial had expired and I needed to log in as someone else or put in a key, etc, etc, etc. Needless to say, nothing I have done to this point has helped. I tried to install the correct version but since the install reached out to to get parts of the install it was quickly shut down by the network. I do not even understand why VS 2017 Ent would be ok with my organisation but Pro would need additional research / vetting before I can be given access to use it. I have a valid license for Pro but not for Enterprise. They gave me a copy of Enterprise that was supposedly vetted but Pro is not... So now I have a project due in December that I can not even start on until they vett the Pro version of VS2017 and build me a self contained version of the install. This could set me back a month or more. What can I possibly do to either downgrade my install or extend my trial of enterprise until this vetting process is complete? 
    Friday, June 14, 2019 6:24 PM

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  • If you have a visual studio pro subscription you should get some azure credits.  There are virtual machine templates with visual studio preinstalled in azure.   Assuming you can connect to the azure virtual machines from your network I would only run the VM when you are using it.  I would also use the azure pricing calculator to size it so your credits cover the costs.  I would change the hours to 250 from 720 in the pricing calculator since the vm does not have to run all the time
    • Edited by Ken Tucker Sunday, June 16, 2019 11:35 AM
    Sunday, June 16, 2019 11:33 AM
  • Hi kshtriya01,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    We can evaluate Visual Studio free up to 30 days. Signing into the IDE extends the trial period to 90 days, please check: Unlock Visual Studio

    If you already signed with your Microsoft account to extend the trial period to 90 days, we cannot downgrade the Enterprise to the Professional, sorry for this inconvenience.

    We have the free version: VS community 2017, but not sure you have the right to freely use it or not, please check the license terms. If you can use it, due to your work computer under the limited internet access, we can consider manually create the offline installer on other computer and copy to your computer, but not sure it is permitted by your computer security or not.

    Best regards,


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    • Proposed as answer by profil009 Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:04 AM
    Monday, June 17, 2019 8:16 AM