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Microsoft Visual C++ Build Tools 2015

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14.0.25420.1 | Updated: 13 Jan 2017



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To install Microsoft Visual C++ Build Tools 2015, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Microsoft Visual C++ Build Tools 2015, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ Build Tools 2015, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade microsoft-visual-cpp-build-tools -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [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 microsoft-visual-cpp-build-tools -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure microsoft-visual-cpp-build-tools installed
    name: microsoft-visual-cpp-build-tools
    state: present
    version: 14.0.25420.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'microsoft-visual-cpp-build-tools' do
  action    :install
  version  '14.0.25420.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: microsoft-visual-cpp-build-tools,
    Version: 14.0.25420.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller microsoft-visual-cpp-build-tools
   Name     = 'microsoft-visual-cpp-build-tools'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '14.0.25420.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'microsoft-visual-cpp-build-tools':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '14.0.25420.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install microsoft-visual-cpp-build-tools version="14.0.25420.1" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator espoelstra on 13 Jan 2017.



This provides with tools that allow you to build C and C++ libraries and applications targeting Windows desktop.
They are the same tools that you find in Visual Studio 2015 if you removed the IDE.


The default installation also installs Windows 8.1 SDK and MSBuild.
There is a /Full option that installs all optional features, and /InstallSelectableItems 'item1;item2;itemN' option for selecting optional features.
The current optional features are:

  1. Win81SDK_CppBuildSKUV1 - Windows 8.1 SDK
  2. Win10SDK_VisibleV1 - Windows 10 SDK
  3. VisualCppBuildTools_ATLMFC_SDK - ATL and MFC
  4. VisualCppBuildTools_NETFX_SDK - .NET SDK

These option ids can change in the future, and you need to check the installation logs to find new ids.


choco install microsoft-visual-cpp-build-tools --installargs "/InstallSelectableItems 'Win81SDK_CppBuildSKUV1;Win10SDK_VisibleV1;VisualCppBuildTools_NETFX_SDK'"`

If you're using OneGet/PackageManagement, try this instead:

Install-Package -Name visual-cpp-build-tools -ProviderName chocolateyget -Force -AdditionalArguments @'
--installargs "/InstallSelectableItems 'Win81SDK_CppBuildSKUV1;Win10SDK_VisibleV1;VisualCppBuildTools_NETFX_SDK'"


This will install MSBuild as well, so there's no need to install the Microsoft Build Tools 2015 separately.
This means you get C# compiler and interpreter as well as Visual Basic compiler.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageName = 'microsoft-visual-cpp-build-tools'
$installerType = 'EXE'
$silentArgs = "/Passive /NoRestart /Log ""$($env:temp)\visual-cpp-build-tools-2015.log"""
$url = ''
$checksum = '1E1774869ABD953D05D10372B7C08BFA0C76116F5C6DF1F3D031418CCDCD8F7B'
$checksumType = 'sha256'
$validExitCodes = @(0,3010) 
Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" -FileType "$installerType" -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" -Url "$url" -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes -Checksum "$checksum" -ChecksumType "$checksumType"

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