Visual Studio Express 2017 for Desktop standalone/offline installer


  •  I was able to find installer for VS Express 2017 at VS Express 2017 location but it's a web installer. Where can I find an offline/ISO installer for the same so I don't have to download it for each install I do.

    I know /layout switch worked for older VS installer which would download the whole install as a ISO. But this one doesn't support it.

    Please let me know if there is a different way to get the standalone/offline installer.


    • Edited by arm007 Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:58 PM
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:57 PM


  • Hi arm007,

    Thank you for posting in MSDN forum.

    For your question, although there is no offline/ISO image for VS 2017 provided in Microsoft download page.

    If you want to install offline because your internet connection is unavailable or unreliable, see Install Visual Studio 2017 on low bandwidth or unreliable network environments. You can use the command line to create a local cache of the files you need to complete an offline install. This process replaces the ISO files available for previous versions.

    In addition, please see Use Command-Line Parameters to Install Visual Studio 2017 page  to control or customize the installation. And, for a list of workload and component IDs for other products, see Visual Studio 2017 Workload and Component IDs page. I believe the customize downloads way would also save you much disk space.

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    • Marked as answer by arm007 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:48 PM
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 2:39 AM

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