How do I install Visual Studio?


  • I am installing Visual Studio Enterprise for the first time. As such, I downloaded "vs_enterprise_ENU.exe" and ran as Administrator. It failed with error "The operation being requested was not performed because the user has not logged on to the network. The specified service does not exist."

    Which network have I not logged on to, and which nonexistent service did I specify? The answers to these questions matter less to me than discovering what it will take to get this IDE to simply install.

    I have local Admin rights on this machine, and am running Win 7. Any ideas why this is happening?
    • Edited by Keitherama Monday, June 13, 2016 7:24 PM
    Monday, June 13, 2016 7:19 PM


  • Ok got it.

    I was attempting to install using elevated (Admin) credentials on my regular user account. VS wasn't having it. Once I logged in as Admin and ran the installer, it all worked.

    • Marked as answer by Keitherama Monday, June 13, 2016 8:31 PM
    Monday, June 13, 2016 8:31 PM