OS Deployment – VB Script Wrapper for all VC++ installers to be used in MDT/ConfigMgr


This scripts has been updated/modified:

– Installation of VC++ 2005 and 2015 has been removed

– Installation of VC++ 2017 has been added

The script has also been moved to GitHub

During todays session at The Ultimate Event I did a demo of a VBscript Wrapper that install all VC++ runtimes. Mr “Someone” asked if it was published and I said yes, I was wrong so here it is.

The Script

The script will install all versions of VC++ on 32 and 64 bit machines as an application in a task sequence, that way you don’t need to have one application for each VC++ application.

Download the script from here

(it used to be on my Onedrive, now on Github)

The Task Sequence

After you have added the application in the MDT workbench, add the application to the Workbench like this:


The Application

When importing the application it should look like this:


The folder

The folder needs to have all the VC++ files organized in a folder structure that looks like this:

You can use the script in the following folder to download all files in the correct folder structure. Check this blog post:


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  1. Hi,

    To share some knowledge, I create this


    And use this script in a package


    ‘ ‘
    ‘ NAME: SCCM_install.vbs

    ‘ AUTHOR: Maarten van WIlligen
    ‘ DATE : 24-7-2014

    ‘ COMMENT:
    ‘ Install Visual C++ releases x86/x64
    ‘ Microsoft Visual C++ 2005
    ‘ Microsoft Visual C++ 2008
    ‘ Microsoft Visual C++ 2010
    ‘ Microsoft Visual C++ 2012
    ‘ Microsoft Visual C++ 2013
    ‘ Structuur:
    ‘ Folder
    ‘ Sccm_install.vbs
    ‘ X64
    ‘ X86

    ‘ Version: 1.0.1


    Dim isCScript
    Dim isWScript
    Dim Subfolder
    Dim sElement ,strCommand, OptionsExec, RC
    Dim RegEx

    Set RegEx = New RegExp
    RegEx.IgnoreCase = True

    Set dicFileName = CreateObject(“Scripting.Dictionary”)
    Set objFSO = CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”)
    Set objShell=CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)

    OptionsExec = “/q”
    sScriptDir = objFSO.GetParentFolderName(WScript.ScriptFullName)

    Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(sScriptDir)
    Set colFiles = objFolder.Files

    GetFileNameInSubFolders objFSO.GetFolder(sScriptDir)

    If Is64BitOS() Then
    For Each sElement In dicFileName.Keys
    RegEx.Pattern = “X64”
    If RegEx.Test(sElement) Then
    strCommand = sElement & “\” & dicFileName.Item(sElement)
    RC = WshShellExec( strCommand, OptionsExec )
    End If
    For Each sElement In dicFileName.Keys
    RegEx.Pattern = “X86”
    If RegEx.Test(sElement) Then
    ‘WScript.Echo sElement & “\” & dicFileName.Item(sElement)
    RC = WshShellExec( strCommand, OptionsExec )
    End If
    End If

    Sub GetFileNameInSubFolders(Folder)

    Dim objFile, Subfolder, colFiles

    For Each Subfolder in Folder.SubFolders
    Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(Subfolder.Path)
    Set colFiles = objFolder.Files
    For Each objFile in colFiles
    If Not dicFileName.Exists(Subfolder.Path) Then
    dicFileName.Add Subfolder.Path, objFile.Name
    End If
    ‘ Wscript.Echo
    GetFileNameInSubFolders Subfolder
    End Sub

    Function Is64BitOS()
    Const Path = “winmgmts:root\cimv2:Win32_Processor=’cpu0′”
    Is64BitOS = (GetObject(Path).AddressWidth = 64)
    End Function

    Function WshShellExec( strCommand, OptionsExec )

    Dim objExec ,strCmd
    strCmd = strCommand & ” ” & OptionsExec
    ‘WScript.Echo strCmd
    Set objExec = objShell.Exec(strCmd )
    Do While objExec.StdOut.AtEndOfStream True
    strResults= objExec.StdOut.ReadAll

    End Function

    Maarten van Willigen
    Informatie & Communicatie Technologie
    Technical Specialist
    Cofely Nederland NV

  2. I had a problem with Server 2012 R2 and the 2015 VC++ installer. It was restarting the computer during the Task Sequence which would result in a Dirty Deployment warning. I was able to resolve this by editing the WSF script and adding a “/norestart” switch to the VC++ installers.

    Unfortunately, the 2005 and 2008 installers don’t support this switch so I created a second variable (don’t forget to declare it first):
    Dim sAdditionalArguments
    sAdditionalArguments = “/norestart”

    and changed each of the 2010 and later installer lines as follows (ex. of 2010×86):
    iRetVal = oUtility.RunWithHeartbeat(“””” & sSetupFile2010x86 & “”” ” & sArguments & ” ” & sAdditionalArguments)

    Thanks for the awesome work!

  3. Has anyone noticed any issues with the C++ 2015 installer on Windows 7 machines lately? I updated our Win7 ref-image the other day and noticed that the installer process for x86 C++ 2015 never stops, so the script never continue. After the x86 installer had been running for 60 minutes I gave up and manually killed the process. Once I did that the script happily started with the x64 versions. I also noticed that this only happens on Windows 7 machines (I have only tried with 64-bit though since we do not use 32bit windows in our enviroment).
    I’m using the same script/installer on our Windows 10 image and on that machine it works just fine. So I know it’s nothing wrong with the script. I’m just curious if anyone else has experienced any issues specifically with Windows 7 64bit?

      • Strange indeed. I tried to add the installer first of all apps, and I even added a restart computer before the installation for good measure. But it still stuck on the 2015 installer.
        To solve it I ended up splitting the script in to two separate script. One for the 2005-2013 runtimes and one for the 2015 runtime only, and adding a restart computer in between the two scripts. Not sure why this happens, I will investigate when I got more time on my hands. For now it’s working good enough :)

  4. I just split the task and added the reboot before C++ 2015 as described above and the installation flew right by. Ending the C++ 2015 x86 process also worked, otherwise the C++ 2015 install took about 3 or 4 hours before timing out.

    • Ok, that should not be needed. We run it in a number of placec, no issues. I added one thing to it and that is a /noreboot switch. For us the 2015 takes approx. 3 minutes to install. I think I need to investigate this a bit.

      • So I just edited the script to install C++ 2015 x86 first and all of the runtimes installed. That was the only change I made to the script.

    • it could actually be that, the /noreboot switch that we added, the reason for timing out could be that it tries to reboot. Check if the version you have downloaed contains the noreboot for vc2015

      • I’ve tried the script both with and without /noreboot swtiches but unfortunately it makes no difference.

  5. Just thought i would add that im seeing problems with this if you are deploying autodesk software to Your machines. As you can see from the links below you will actually have to make sure to uninstall the redistributable from the machine before running the installation of Autocad.

  6. 2005 is suddenly requiring a reboot before it will continue – do you think adding a reboot before this app will make a difference?

      • Does this apply to windows 10 as well? Windows 10’s tendency to automatically start downloading and installing drivers during deployment has given me some headaches these past days. And if there is some way to block it without actually preventing internet access i would be happy.

      • That’s great! I may use it, not just for my ref-image capture task sequence, but for my OS deployment task sequence as well.
        Thank you Mikael, as always :)

  7. Is there any reason why you shouldn’t use wscript.exe as opposed to cscript.exe when defining the MDT Application quiet install command?

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