Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview installer seems to ignore the installation location - by Alireza Maddah

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ID 690485 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 1
Opened 9/23/2011 9:43:05 AM
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Today, While trying to install the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview, I discovered that the installer "seems to" ignore the path entered as installation location and it chooses the "C:" partition by default. From the attached log file, it's clear that I've chosen "E:\VS11_DP_CTP_ULT_ENU\vs_ultimate.exe" as the setup path, but nothing gets copied to this folder during the installation process and since the "C:" partition does not have sufficient disk space to meet the VS 11 requirements, it goes out of space after a while.

Of course, I agree that this failure may be due to the fact that many parts of VS 11 Developer preview can only be installed in C: drive because of their strong dependencies, but in this case, where there are not notifications regarding current disk space and remaining disk space for all partitions after the installation process as existed in VS 2010 installer and no error message is shown prior to initializing the installation, I'd glad to see the clarification message here.

As always, I look forward to hearing from you.

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Posted by RichardCox on 1/14/2012 at 9:46 AM
I see this also.

Specified install into C:\VS11Preview1, but only blend components are there. The install of the IDE, SDK tools etc. is all in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0".

It also seems to have ignored not selecting Office and SharePoint development: these have been installed.

(This is on Server 2008 R2, a preview VS2010 install had the same problem -- ignoring any customisation of the install -- until I started the installer elevated. But I did that with VS11 from the start.)

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