I think your solution is a good one. Feature failure reason: An error occurred for a dependency of the feature causing the setup process for the feature to fail. Read more about how to. I hope this post makes it on to Satya's radar and he makes someone actually do something about it. For most of the services, it is Automatic by default.
Read more about it using the. I agree the Download center could definitely use a redesign. Tools are a separate install. No way, as in no way to get even a credential prompt to fix things. Alternatively I tried: - Microsoft. You can use the command line to create a local cache of the files you need to complete an offline install.
Read more about it using in this article. I believe the customize downloads way would also save you much disk space. The download sites are a classic example. So another way to address this, if you don't need the latest C++ redistributable, is to go to Add or Remove Programs and uninstall all references to Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable. Its of course hidden in the minimized detail section on the page behind the dialog the is in my face.
In addition, please see page to control or customize the installation. Read more about it in this tip. . In the Feature Selection, we can select the required features. They are clearly built with numerous competing constraints in mind but typically end up being so convoluted and generalised, as to be specifically useless.
I guess we're all just too used to being spoon fed ; Cheers To concur with Sean Feldman above it looks like they broke the links even for their own installers. I bought my computer with Win8 in September last year. I also have 12 of those. This is because you need to download and install these components separately. It does look a little like the download pages were designed by a team of lawyers, and is not nearly as obvious as your post.
I also don't care about old versions. Chose the wrong file twice before getting the right one. Downloads are, to me, an aspect of search, and Microsoft just doesn't do search very well at all. The account names are created automatically for each service or we can specify the accounts we want to use. They could be overwritten with the new version whenever any program installs the newer version. I took this as a challenge and my first attempt I did: - Microsoft.
Typically I install it then realize I installed the wrong version then start the process over again. Then after some time of searching I find the download button. I search for the secret dictionary describing the exe names. That is my typical experience with the download center. I for one never go directly to the download center either.
Perhaps links should say something like this? I hit the download button again search for the exe name. I've always thought that a giant Download Now button is the best way, but perhaps that's just me? Here's a I did on setting it up. It should be a list of links, and you should be able to right click and Save As. Sponsor: A big thank you to my friends at. All Enterprise Edition features are included. Hi arm007, You can create an offline installer of Visual Studio 2017 Community, Pro.
If we have a certificate, we can use an existing certificate as well. If you want to install offline because your internet connection is unavailable or unreliable, see. The only real thing wrong with it is that you just get the raw file names but even from that I could work it out more or less. For instance, there is no way in W8. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. You can eventually get the job done but you have to grit your teeth and clench your buttocks the whole way through and even then you typically only know whether you got the right thing once you've downloaded and installed the wrong thing at least once.