I have a problem I can't seem to figure out.
I created a Visual studio 2017 offline using

 


vs_Community.exe --layout C:\vs2017offline --add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.CoreEditor --add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.ManagedDesktop --add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.NativeDesktop --add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.Python --add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.Node --add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.ManagedGame --add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.VisualStudioExtension --add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.Universal --includerecommended --includeoptional --lang en-US 


I then take the files created, which is about 15GB, and create an application with it using a .cmd file that as the command of 


START /WAIT vs_Community.exe --add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.CoreEditor --add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.ManagedDesktop --add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.NativeDesktop --add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.Python --add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.Node --add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.ManagedGame --add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.VisualStudioExtension --add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.Universal --includerecommended --includeoptional --quiet --wait --norestart



Here is my problem. We use deepfreeze on our machines and the maintenance window is 1am- 5am where they thaw and then check with sccm for new software. 

The machines are all on 100mb lan and when it tries to download it takes forever. So long in fact that it never makes it before the 5am deadline on the first try. 

I can't install it during the day due to classes being scheduled all day. 


We had problems with the ones being stuck downloading for hours and hours even if they do finally resume, and that is rare if it does.


I also tried doing a package and run it from the DP, but the .cmd file doesnt seem to work and the command I use is too long to fit in the package file's command line section. It gets clipped off.


Anyone know of a solution? 


thank you,


BTw I checked the log files and nothing seems to be out of the ordinary.

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Sounds like you have a few options;
- Manually perform the install from a thumb drive
- increase the deepfreeze window to an appropriate timeframe
-upgrade the network so you have gigabit to the desktop

I managed the computers in a training environment years ago (before networks) and management understood that I needed to have a classroom once in a while to perform maintenance during the day.  If they want to use a room for VS classes, they need to give you the appropriate technology to manage the systems at night or they need to give you the time during the day.  Either way, it's a problem they have to solve because you're unable to perform your duties in the given structure. 
Answered 01/10/2018 by: vjaneczko
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