Microsoft VSCode 1.68.0
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Author: Tim Mangan
Date: July 11, 2022

Repackaging tips and silent install information for Microsoft VSCode 1.68.0. This App Tip provides comprehensive details for conducting a silent installation of VSCode. It includes additional insights, such as user environment specifics, extra installation parameters, and repackaging tips.

About

Visual Studio Code, also known as VS Code, is a source-code editor made by Microsoft with the Electron Framework for Windows, Linux, and macOS. Features include support for debugging, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, code refactoring, and embedded Git. Users can change the theme, keyboard shortcuts, and preferences, and install extensions that add additional functionality.

General Information

Vendor Information

Microsoft

Application Name

VSCode

Application Version

1.68.0

Download Link

https://code.visualstudio.com/Download#

License Needed

No

Vendor Install

Installation Type

Setup.exe

Architecture

x86/x64
Also a Zipfile

Application Configuration/Settings

Registry

File

AD/GPO

AAD/GPO

User Environment Data

Registry

File

Other

Infrastructure Dependencies

Description

ODBC

Connection Name

Driver

Parameters

Setup.exe parameters

Use '/SP- /VERYSILENT /SUPRESSMSGBOXES /MERGETASKS=!runcode'

MSI Public Properties

Installation Commands

Silent Install Command

Silent Uninstall Command

Repackaging Score

MSI

Unknown

MSIX

Full Functional
The software was packaged on Windows 10 21H2 using Microsoft MSIX Packaging Tool 1.2022.512 both with the PSF using TMEditX. The PSF Launcher, with FRF are recommended. TMEditX is also used to add the 2 fonts to the manifest. While the basic product is fine, Extensions are having an issue. So while it would be possible to build a package with the extensions already in there, it just isn't a reasonable way to deploy. While the FRF should help, the issue is how the app tries to do file work in two different parts, leading to different redirection paths generated.

App-V

Full Functional
Allow VFS Writes is recommended.

ThinApp

Unknown

Citrix App Layer

Unknown

VMWare App Volumes

Unknown

Other

Unknown

Repackaging Tips

By default, the app installers components into the Program Files area.
A configuration file may be placed in the AppData/Roaming folder if desired.
1 shortcut is installed by default.
No FTAs, Shell Extensions, Protocol Handlers, or Services.
The app adds 2 fonts.

Typical Configuration Items
This identifies the most commonly interesting configuration items in the application.
Preconfiguration is possibly by adding a settings.json file with desired settings. This file is placed in the user %AppData%\Code\User folder. Some of the more common items to consider:
"update.mode": "none" (disable the program autoupdates)
"extensions.autoUpdate": false (disable plugin extension updates)
"telemetry.enableCrashReporter": false (avoid sending Microsoft telemetry)
"telemetry.enableTelemetry": false (avoid sending Microsoft telemetry)
"workbench.colorTheme": "Default Dark+" (because we can)

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