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Fail to install on machine without administrator account


I already have VS2012 express for windows desktop:
Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop
Version 11.0.61030.00 Update 4
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.5.50938

Installed Version: Desktop Express

Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2012 05695-004-0030004-02377
Microsoft Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2012

Visual Basic 2012 05695-004-0030004-02377
Microsoft Visual Basic 2012

Visual C# 2012 05695-004-0030004-02377
Microsoft Visual C# 2012

Visual C++ 2012 05695-004-0030004-02377
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012

NuGet Package Manager 2.6.40627.9000
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit

SQL Server Data Tools 11.1.20828.01
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools

But when I install PTVS 2.1 RC VS 2012.msi or PTVS 2.0 VS 2012.msi or PTVS 1.5 VS 2012.msi, it always complains to me that:
Your version of Visual Studio 2012 is not supported...

I don't have admin account for this machine, but I still can install/use Visual Studio 2012 for windows desktop. Is it the issue of installer?



Zooba wrote Aug 30, 2014 at 3:05 PM

We only support the 2013 Express editions, and then only with VS Update 2 or later and the newest PTVS 2.1 builds (it's a new feature). For VS 2012 you need to have Professional or higher.