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Last Update:

12 May 2022

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Software Author(s):

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Visual Studio Installer (remove only)

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2.0.3 | Updated: 12 May 2022



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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Visual Studio Installer (remove only), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Visual Studio Installer (remove only), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Visual Studio Installer (remove only), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

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    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade visualstudio-installer -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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 visualstudio-installer -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install visualstudio-installer
    name: visualstudio-installer
    version: '2.0.3'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'visualstudio-installer' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.0.3'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller visualstudio-installer
    Name     = "visualstudio-installer"
    Version  = "2.0.3"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'visualstudio-installer':
  ensure   => '2.0.3',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 12 May 2022.


Uninstalling this package removes the Visual Studio Installer, which remains present after the Visual Studio product packages (such as visualstudio2017enterprise or visualstudio2019buildtools) are uninstalled.

This package does not install anything by itself.

Write-Debug 'Empty script to avoid Chocolatey Package Verifier false positive warning ('
Uninstall-VisualStudio `
    -PackageName 'visualstudio-installer' `
    -InstallerTechnology 'WillowVS2017OrLater'

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Visual Studio Installer (remove only) 2.0.2 2551996 Thursday, October 7, 2021 Approved
Visual Studio Installer (remove only) 2.0.1 6202869 Thursday, April 25, 2019 Approved
Visual Studio Installer (remove only) 2.0.0 107113 Sunday, March 31, 2019 Approved
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