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installing visual studio code via intune

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Hi all,


Im struggling to install visual studio code exe via intune! Any suggestions on how I can do this? MSIs are easy but exes Im struggling! 


Thanks in advance

16 Replies
What have you tried?

You can either try it as a Line of Business MSI deployment, or WIn32 application...
Im not sure on how to do this exe as a win32 app but I do see doing it this way is recommended
Here is a good guide on how to take an MSI and deploy it as a Win32 app, including building it.

I guess I have noted down some hints the last time I needed to do this...If its the runtime, why not deploying it with winget or chocolatey?
Hi Can you recap please? or can you please send me a link to the last time you noted this. I want to know how to deploy generic exe too so I can do this for future ones :)

Oh what are winget or chocolatey?

Thanks in advance your help is always appreciated!!
I cant find the msi version and only have the exe one
best response confirmed by AB21805 (Steel Contributor)
Hey AB21805,

package the x64 installer into a .intunewin file with the tool "Microsoft Win32 Content Prep Tool"

and use this for the install command:
VSCodeSetup-x64-1.57.1.exe /verysilent /norestart /mergetasks=!runcode /log="%temp%\VSCodeInstall.log"

and this for the uninstall command:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft VS Code\unins000.exe" /verysilent /norestart

The detection method should check for file exists:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft VS Code\Code.exe"


Hi @Oliver Kieselbach 


I have tried this but cant figure out where im going wrong! 


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When creating the intunewin I used the set up file as the install.bat 


Any ideas where im going wrong? 



Here is the link to some information about them... 


Cloudy: With a chance of Winget - Call4Cloud

Just like Oliver is advising. ANother possibility would be to create a win32 app..
IN the screenshots you send, the install command is wrong, it should be

VSCodeSetup-ia32-1.57.1.exe /verysilent /norestart /mergetasks=!runcode /log="%temp%\VSCodeInstall.log"
Is it the VSCodeSetup-ia32-1.57.1.exe part I have wrong? I have named it VSCodeUserSetup-ia32-1.57.1.exe as the file is called this when I downloaded it?

Do I need to change the name of the MSI and do over again?
I downloaded und used the x64 installer not the 32-bit version. If you are using the 32-bit version (it is seen on the name VSCodeUserSetup-ia32-*) then you have to adjust the uninstall and install commands.

VSCodeSetup-ia32-1.57.1.exe /verysilent /norestart /mergetasks=!runcode /log="%temp%\VSCodeInstall.log"
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft VS Code\unins000.exe" /verysilent /norestart

the detection rule should also point to the x86 folder:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft VS Code\Code.exe"


Thank you @Oliver Kieselbach @Rudy_Ooms_MVP  for your help! I was defiantly doing it wrong to start and it was 64 bit one i needed 

Hi, just a quick one and maybe quite obvious but how do you know the location of the uninstall/install and the file name of the uninstall? Is this simply because you download it locally first?
Correct, I did a quick install in the Windows Sandbox to check out path etc. :thumbs_up:
ill check it out!