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Visual Studio 2010 installation options by CSSForumEngineer


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Type: Bug
ID: 735557
Opened: 4/4/2012 11:40:44 PM
Access Restriction: Public
Moderator Decision: Sent to Engineering Team for consideration
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Description

Installing Visual Studio 2010 Professional and the only things I selected were:
•Visual Basic
•Visual C++
•Visual C#
Additional components be installed:
•Microsoft Help Viewer 1.0
•Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Framework
•Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Project
•Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects
•Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects (x64)
•Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Transact-SQL Language Service
•Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 ENU
•Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 x64 ENU
•Microsoft SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard 1.4
•Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types
•Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types (x64)
•Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 SP1 (x64)
•Microsoft Sync Framework SDK v1.0 SP1
•Microsoft Sync Framework Services v1.0 SP1 (x64)
•Microsoft Sync Services for ADO.NET v2.0 SP1 (x64)
•Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools
•Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64)
•Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 ENU


Link: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vssetup/thread/21d51e10-0490-48a1-b6ed-0aa559b53eb6/
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Posted by Andrew McDonald on 4/17/2012 at 9:36 AM
See also:

http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2207833-make-the-visual-studio-installer-more-customizable
http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2639283-bring-back-the-visual-studio-installation-customiz

The current situation is pretty ridiculous. Each item that has a separate entry in Programs & Features should also have a tickbox during installation - the fact that they can mostly be uninstalled independently from Programs & Features indicates they must not be necessary for the running of VS, and so it's obvious we should be able to prevent their installation in the first place.

Secondly, most of those entries make no sense in their own right anyway - all the SQL stuff should be lumped together in one installer with tickbox options. Similarly, bits which are just components of Visual Studio and not used outside an installation of Visual Studio should be rolled into the VS entry.
Posted by MS-Moderator08 [Feedback Moderator] on 4/5/2012 at 2:13 AM
Thank you for submitting feedback on Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework. Your issue has been routed to the appropriate VS development team for review. We will contact you if we require any additional information.
Posted by MS-Moderator01 on 4/5/2012 at 1:59 AM
Thank you for your feedback, we are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(http://support.microsoft.com)
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