Installing Visual Studio 2015

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Command-Line Arguments

The following command-line arguments and parameters are available when executing the Visual Studio 2015 installer.

/? /h /help
  Displays command-line parameters.
  Specifies which features to add or remove from the installed product.
/AdminFile AdminDeployment.xml
  Installs Visual Studio using the data file that you specified for administrative installation.
  Consents to the collection of information to improve the customer experience in accordance with the product privacy policy.
/ChainingPackage BundleName
  Specifies which bundle is chaining this bundle. Also can be used to specify a Customer Improvement Experience cohort.
/CreateAdminFile <filename>
  Specifies the location to create a control file that can be used with /AdminFile
/CustomInstallPath InstallationDirectory
  Installs all re-targetable packages in the directory that you specify.
  Always restarts the computer after installation.
  Installs all product features.
/InstallSelectableItems <item name 1>[;<item name 2>]
  List of selection tree items to check on the selection screen of the installer wizard.
/l /Log Filename
  Specifies a location for the log file.
/layout Directory
  Copies the files on the installation media to the directory that you specify.
  Prevents pre-population of the package cache.
  Prevents the check for newer versions of this product for either required or recommended updated versions.
  Prevents the installation application from restarting the computer during or after installation.
  Prevents installation from the Internet.
/OverrideFeedUri <path to feed file>
  Path to a local, external feed that describes software items.
/ProductKey ProductKey
  Sets a custom product key that contains no dashes and no more than 25 characters.
  Prompts the user before restarting the computer.
/q /quiet /s /silent
  Suppresses the user interface (UI) for the installation application. If Visual Studio is already installed and you specify no parameters except this one, the installation application runs in Maintenance mode.
/qb /passive
  Shows progress but doesn’t wait for user input.
/RefreshFile <path to update file>
  Path to a local administrator controlled newer versions data file that indicates required or recommended updated versions are available.
  Repairs Visual Studio.
  Prevents displaying the update available dialog in the installation wizard, thus, the installation wizard will auto-accept any required or recommended updated versions.
/u /Uninstall
  Uninstalls Visual Studio.
/u /force /Uninstall /Force
  Uninstalls Visual Studio and all features that are shared with other products. Caution: If you use this parameter, other products that are installed on the same computer might stop functioning correctly.

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