Visual Studio update 3 command line installation


  • I have downloaded vs_professional.exe from:

    What is the /InstallSelectableItems parameter for "Visual Studio 2015 Update 3"?

    EDIT: For example, to install all Visual C++ features, you would write /InstallSelectableItems NativeLanguageSupport_Group

    • Edited by Shelly Cao Friday, November 04, 2016 3:09 PM
    Friday, November 04, 2016 2:37 PM

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  • It's for installing optional features via command line.

    Automating and Customizing the Visual Studio 2015 Install - Tim Sneath

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    Friday, November 04, 2016 2:39 PM
  • Hi Shelly,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    When you install Visual Studio from a command prompt, you can use the command-line parameters “/InstallSelectableItems <item name 1>[;<item name 2>]” to list of selection tree items to check on the selection screen of the installer wizard.

    >> What is the /InstallSelectableItems parameter for "Visual Studio 2015 Update 3"?

    Please have a look at this: How to: Create and Run an Unattended Installation of Visual Studio, to do this, you need first create the AdminDeployment.xml file by using the /CreateAdminFile <file location> command-line parameter. I have tried to use this parameter ‘/CreateAdminFile’ to create the AdminDeployment.xml file and open it, it looks like the ‘SelectableItemCustomization Id="xxxxxxxx"’ like the following is the parameter for the /InstallSelectableItems.

    Best regards,


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    Monday, November 07, 2016 6:31 AM