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286 VOTE
Created by Daniel Walter
Created on Jul 15, 2019

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 & 2019 (Enterprise/Professional/Community) Updates

Hi PatchMyPC,


The current way of having to patch this product is horrid. You either have to ask the end user to update providing they have local admin rights or work around with PowerShell scripts which can cause corrupt VS installations is devenv.exe isn't closed properly.


Downloads: - These downloads can be accessed with a Dev Essentials account which is free.


Update Documentation:

Update documentation for Microsoft Visual Studio 2019:

Update documentation for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017:


Enterprise 2017 Example Script (Current method):

Start-Process -Wait -FilePath "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer\vs_installer.exe" -ArgumentList "update --passive --norestart --installpath ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Enterprise"""


If there is any possible way of creating this it would be a huge help!

Please let me know if you need anymore information.


Many thanks,




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  • Alex Kramer
    Nov 10, 2022

    FYI, MS just announced that WUfB can natively start doing VS updates through the same administrator update functionality that's used by ConfigMgr -

  • Jason Long
    Sep 14, 2022

    This would be really helpful to get Visual Studio available to patch through InTune.

  • Mark Brown
    Sep 6, 2022

    I would also like to see this.

  • Claudio Mendes
    Jun 7, 2022


  • Brian Niewohner
    Dec 10, 2021

    Second on the vote to get this for the Intune Integration. We only utilize the Intune connection and have many devices that don't ever check into the local WSUS anymore.

  • Robin
    Jun 18, 2021

    Isnt this still relevant as Microsoft only pushes the Security Updates to WSUS and not the feature updates?

  • Kyle Bly
    May 26, 2021

    Perhaps provide a mechanism by which these updates can be delivered via the Intune integration for cloud managed endpoints that do not have or have inconsistent access to WSUS.

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    Justin Chalfant
    Apr 14, 2021
  • Admin
    Justin Chalfant
    Jul 24, 2020
    It looks like the ConfigMgr PG is working on improving uldates for Visual Studio:
  • Admin
    Andrew Jimenez
    Apr 17, 2020

    Marking this one as incompatible, even if we were able to get a full content download of this app, it would be too large to push though WSUS. I would recommend using Dmitry's or a similar approach here.

  • Cory Zaner
    Mar 6, 2020

    Need it

  • Guest
    Sep 5, 2019

    I dont belive this cant be correctly done with powershell.

    I dont think "required" is good for VS update.


    Very simple solution with "available" deployment:

    DT\User Experience:

    "Install for system" -this grants installer admin privilleges

    "Allow users to view and interact with the program installation" -installer gui will be displayed for user


    "Specify the command to repair this application" with path and arguments to vs_installer.exe located under programfilesx86 folder.

    Deploy as "available" to user collection with "Allow end users to attempt to repair this application". 

    Provide users with instructions "how to update visual studio myself with sccm software center". 

    SCCM CB is required.

  • +186

Visual Studio 2012/2013/2015 updates

These occassionally have updates that are require security updates, but not provided by WSUS/SCCM directly.
Jonathan Jones almost 5 years ago in Application Request 0