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Module for managing Microsoft Visual Studio


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Version information

  • 4.0.0 (latest)
  • 3.0.3
  • 3.0.2
  • 3.0.1
  • 2.0.0
  • 1.0.0
released May 9th 2020
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x
  • Puppet >= 5.5.8 < 7.0.0

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'puppet-visualstudio', '4.0.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add puppet-visualstudio
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install puppet-visualstudio --version 4.0.0

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.



puppet/visualstudio — version 4.0.0 May 9th 2020

Visual Studio module for Puppet

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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What is the visualstudio module?
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with visualstudio
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  6. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  7. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


Puppet module for managing Microsoft Visual Studio

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Module Description

The purpose of this module is to install the Microsoft Visual Studio suite and configure it's many service packs, tools, utilities and registry options.


What autoupdates affects

  • Installs packages
  • Alters registry keys

Beginning with autoupdate

Installing Visual Studio 2012:

    visualstudio { "visual studio":
      ensure      => present,
      version     => '2012',
      edition     => 'Professional',
      license_key => 'XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX',


Classes and Defined Types

Defined Type: visualstudio

The primary definition of this module, it installs and configures the visual studio application on the system

Parameters within visualstudio:


Ensure that the application is installed or not.


The version of visual studio that should be installed


The edition of visual studio that should be installed


The license key that corresponds to the version and edition that you have specified. This is required for installation to be successful.


The list components, tools and utilities that can be installed as part of the visual studio installation.


Network location where the visual studio packages are located


Defined Types

Public Defined Types

  • visualstudio: Guides the basic installation and configuration of visual studio


This module is tested on the following platforms:

  • Windows 2008 R2

It is tested with the OSS version of Puppet only.

It support the following Visual Studio versions:

  • 2012



Please read for full details on contributing to this project.