VS Installer

VS Installer

The VS Installer is an MS freebie for installing applications on machines that have the Windows Installer. It's a cheap alternative to costly commercial installers although it lacks some of their more extraneous bells and whistles.

Do a search on MSDN for 'VS installer' to get the gen on it.

Gerry T.

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I searched MSDN and found lots of information about the VS Installer, but I didn't find out how to install it.

I am running Visual Studio Enterprise 6.0 with SP6. I followed the instructions for starting the VS Installer package, but it doesn't show up in my menus.

Do I need to install something, or should it already be there? Is it hiding somehow, waiting to be activated?


On installation it creates a Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 program group.
Click on Add/Remove Programs: it should be listed as Microsoft Visual Studio Installer.
All this assumes Win2K/XP which comes with the Windows Installer. If not you'll have to install it also on WinNT/xx.

Gerry T.

I'm looking for this on a Windows 2000 Pro system.

My Add/Remove Programs control panel doesn't list an entry for VS Installer. I reviewed all the components for Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition and couldn't find a VS Installer component. I looked especially hard at the Enterprise Tools and Tools components and their subcomponents, but I couldn't find it.

I'm missing something somewhere. Do you know what it is?


I don't have an explanation.
I started here
You'll endup with setup1, setup2, and setup in the same folder. Run setup.

Gerry T.

I think this is just what I'm looking for. I'll give it a try. Thank you.



First run setup1 and setup2 to extract sundry files, then run setup.

Hope this works!
Gerry T.

Check out this.
For MANY setups u can't beat this and it's free



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