I am trying to install Visual Studio Community 2019 to a set of offline computers. I have followed the Visual studio instructions precisely and i have created the offline cache folder with all the files and .exe however when i try to install Visual Studio using the offline installer i get a prompt that it is "just getting things ready" then shows a window which attempts to download packages but again i have no network on these computers and i am really scratching my head as to why a OFFLINE installer is trying to connect to the internet...
What the hell is it doing and can i get it to skip this step somehow ?
here is what i have done:
1: Download the Visual Studio Comminity 2019 bootstrapper from:
2: Rename the downloaded Visual studio bootstrapper to vs_community.exe.
3: Within the CMD window enter: vs_community.exe --layout C:\vslayout --lang en-US
where C:\vslayout is the folder which shall be created and used to store the offline installer so change the path and name as preferred.
4: To install Visual studio using the offline installer, open the offline installers and run the setup.exe
But i get these dam windows popping up?