Visual Studio Setup

Installation and containerization of the Visual Studio family of products

Older versions of Visual Studio 2017 will not install in Windows Server 2019 containers

If you try to install Build Tools for Visual Studio 2017 into a Windows Server 2019 or newer container image, such as or, the install will quickly terminate without error and without installing anything. This is due, in part, to changes to the Windows ...

Workaround for 0x8007007e when trying to to locate an instance of Visual Studio

We are investigating how a particular rare problem occurs that can prevent clients like VSIXInstaller.exe, vswhere.exe, and others from finding any Visual Studio instance that results in an error similar to the following: This is the CLSID for the Visual Studio Installer query API, and despite being registered the COM server DLL is ...

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