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Downloads of v 14.0.22823.0-RC:


Last Update:

03 May 2015

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft


microsoft visual studio enterprise 2015 ide

Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC

This is a prerelease version of Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC.

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14.0.22823.0-RC | Updated: 03 May 2015



Downloads of v 14.0.22823.0-RC:



Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft

Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC 14.0.22823.0-RC

This is a prerelease version of Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade visualstudioenterprise2015 -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --prerelease [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade visualstudioenterprise2015 -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --prerelease

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install visualstudioenterprise2015
    name: visualstudioenterprise2015
    version: '14.0.22823.0-RC'
    state: present
    allow_prerelease: yes

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'visualstudioenterprise2015' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '14.0.22823.0-RC'
  options  '--prerelease'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller visualstudioenterprise2015
    Name        = "visualstudioenterprise2015"
    Version     = "14.0.22823.0-RC"
    Source      = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
    chocoParams = "--prerelease"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'visualstudioenterprise2015':
  ensure          => '14.0.22823.0-RC',
  install_options => ['--prerelease'],
  provider        => 'chocolatey',
  source          => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.


Enterprise grade solution with advanced capabilities for teams working on projects of any size or complexity, including advanced testing and DevOps.

  • End-to-end solution for your development teams, including the most feature-rich Visual Studio IDE for working on any type of project.
  • Build quality applications at scale with advanced features such as Load Testing, automated and manual testing and new IntelliTest capabilities.
  • Manage complexity and resolve issues quickly with features such as Code Map and IntelliTrace.
  • Enhanced MSDN subscription benefits including comprehensive access to software for dev/test, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Online Advanced, $150/month in Azure credits, training and support.

=== Optional Features ===
Optional features (Sql tools, phone tools, etc.) are available but not installed by default.
You can provide optional parameters to include them during the install.
Here is example that includes the Sql Tools and Windows Phone Emulators:

choco install VisualStudioEnterprise2015 -packageParameters "Features:SQL,WindowsPhone81Emulators"

Available features:

  • LightSwitch
  • MDDCPlusPlus
  • OfficeDeveloperTools
  • SilverLight_Developer_Kit
  • SQL
  • ToolsForWin81_WP80_WP81
  • VC_MFC_Libraries
  • WindowsPhone81Emulators

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<AdminDeploymentCustomizations xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/wix/2011/AdminDeployment">
  <BundleCustomizations TargetDir="default" NoWeb="default" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="LightSwitch" Hidden="no" Selected="no" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="VC_MFC_Libraries" Hidden="no" Selected="no" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="OfficeDeveloperTools" Hidden="no" Selected="no" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="SQL" Hidden="no" Selected="no" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WebTools" Hidden="no" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="MDDCPlusPlus" Hidden="no" Selected="no" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="MDDJS" Hidden="no" Selected="no" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="SilverLight_Developer_Kit" Hidden="no" Selected="no" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="ToolsForWin81_WP80_WP81" Hidden="no" Selected="no" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WindowsPhone81Emulators" Hidden="no" Selected="no" />

    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="ModernBlendHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="BlissHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="HelpHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="IntelliTraceEnterpriseHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="LocalDBHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="NetFX4Hidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="NetFX45Hidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="PortableDTPHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="PreEmptiveDotfuscatorHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="PreEmptiveAnalyticsHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="ProfilerHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="ReportingHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="SDKTools3Hidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="Silverlight5DRTHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="SQLCEHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="SQLCLRTypesHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="SQLDOMHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="SQLSharedManagementObjectsHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="StoryboardingHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="TSQLHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="VCToolsHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="VCCRTHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="VCLibsHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="VCDebugHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WCFDataServicesHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="Windows_EspCHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="Windows_EspC_LPCHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WinBlue_Runtime_IntellisenseHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WinBlue_SDK_App_Cert_Kit_x64Hidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WinBlue_SDK_App_Cert_Kit_x86Hidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WinBlue_SDK_DesktopHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WinBlue_SDK_DX_Redist_x64Hidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WinBlue_SDK_DX_Redist_x86Hidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WinBlue_MetroSDKHidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WinBlue_SDK_Metro_DX_Redist_x64Hidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="WinBlue_SDK_Metro_DX_Redist_x86Hidden" Selected="yes" />
    <SelectableItemCustomization Id="Win10_Universal_CRT_SDKHidden" Selected="yes" />
Import-Module (Join-Path $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) 'VSModules.psm1')

Install-VS 'VisualStudioEnterprise2015' 'http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/A/A/CAA39018-05E5-49BA-8B24-4FC056EEA392/vs_enterprise.exe'
Import-Module (Join-Path $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) 'VSModules.psm1')

Uninstall-VS 'VisualStudioEnterprise2015' 'Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015' 'vs_enterprise.exe'
# Parse input argument string into a hashtable
# Format: Features:WebTools,Win8SDK ProductKey:AB-D1
function Parse-Parameters ($s)
    $MATCH_PATTERN = '([a-zA-Z]+):([a-zA-Z0-9-_,]+)'
    $NAME_INDEX = 1
    $VALUE_INDEX = 2

    $parameters = @{ }
    $results = $s | Select-String $MATCH_PATTERN -AllMatches
    foreach ($match in $results.matches)
        $parameters.Add($match.Groups[$NAME_INDEX].Value.Trim(), $match.Groups[$VALUE_INDEX].Value.Trim())

    return $parameters

# Turns on features in the customizations file
function Update-Admin-File($parameters, $adminFile)
    $s = $parameters['Features']
    if (!$s) { return }

    $features = $s.Split(',')
    [xml]$xml = Get-Content $adminFile

    foreach ($feature in $features)
        $node = $xml.DocumentElement.SelectableItemCustomizations.ChildNodes | ? {$_.Id -eq "$feature"}
        if ($node -ne $null)
            $node.Selected = "yes"

function Generate-Install-Arguments-String($parameters, $adminFile)
    $s = "/Passive /NoRestart /Log $env:temp\vs.log"

    $f = $parameters['Features']
    if ($f)
        $s = $s + " /AdminFile $adminFile"

    $pk = $parameters['ProductKey']
    if ($pk)
        $s = $s + " /ProductKey $pk"

    return $s

function Install-VS {
Installs Visual Studio

Installs Visual Studio with ability to specify additional features and supply product key.

.PARAMETER PackageName
The name of the VisualStudio package - this is arbitrary.
It's recommended you call it the same as your nuget package id.

This is the url to download the VS web installer.

Install-VS 'VisualStudioCommunity2015' 'http://download.microsoft.com/download/zzz/vs_community.exe'


This helper reduces the number of lines one would have to write to download and install Visual Studio.
This method has no error handling built into it.

  [string] $packageName,
  [string] $url
    Write-Debug "Running 'Install-VS' for $packageName with url:`'$url`'";

    $installerType = 'exe'
    $validExitCodes = @(
        0, # success
        3010, # success, restart required
        2147781575, # pending restart required
        -2147185721 # pending restart required

    $packageParameters = Parse-Parameters $env:chocolateyPackageParameters

    $adminFile = (Join-Path $PSScriptRoot 'AdminDeployment.xml')
    Update-Admin-File $packageParameters $adminFile

    $silentArgs = Generate-Install-Arguments-String $packageParameters $adminFile

    Write-Output "Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType $silentArgs $url -validExitCodes $validExitCodes"
    Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType $silentArgs $url -validExitCodes $validExitCodes

function Uninstall-VS {
Uninstalls Visual Studio

Uninstalls Visual Studio.

.PARAMETER PackageName
The name of the VisualStudio package.

.PARAMETER ApplicationName
The VisualStudio app name - i.e. 'Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015'.

.PARAMETER UninstallerName
This name of the installer executable - i.e. 'vs_community.exe'.

Uninstall-VS 'VisualStudioCommunity2015' 'Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015' 'vs_community.exe'


This helper reduces the number of lines one would have to write to uninstall Visual Studio.
This method has no error handling built into it.

  [string] $packageName,
  [string] $applicationName,
  [string] $uninstallerName
    Write-Debug "Running 'Uninstall-VS' for $packageName with url:`'$url`'";

    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/Uninstall /force /Passive /NoRestart'

    $app = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product | Where-Object { $_.Name -like "$applicationName*"} | Sort-Object { $_.Name } | Select-Object -First 1
    if ($app -ne $null)
        $uninstaller = Get-Childitem "$env:ProgramData\Package Cache\" -Recurse -Filter $uninstallerName | ? { $_.VersionInfo.ProductVersion.StartsWith($app.Version)}
        if ($uninstaller -ne $null)
            Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType $silentArgs $uninstaller.FullName

Export-ModuleMember Install-VS, Uninstall-VS

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