Installing Enterprise Developer into Visual Studio

Visual Studio is offered in different editions, Professional, Enterprise or Community Edition, that can all co-exist on the same machine. When you install Enterprise Developer, its setup file installs it into any edition of Visual Studio installed on the machine, including Preview versions.

If, after Enterprise Developer is installed, you install a different edition of Visual Studio, you can use the MFVSIXINSTALL utility (available in the Enterprise Developer installation directory) to plug Enterprise Developer into that edition.


To install Enterprise Developer in all editions of the Visual Studio version that you target:

  1. Locate MFVSIXInstall.exe in %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Micro Focus\Enterprise Developer\vsix, and in the VS15.0 subfolder.
  2. Run MFVSIXInstall.exe.

    This starts the VSIX Installer utility that will install all the required components into the existing editions of the Visual Studio version that you target.

  3. Click Modify in the VSIX Installer dialog box to start the installation.
  4. Click Close when the installation is completed.

You can execute MFVSIXInstall.exe from the command line with different parameters. For example, to uninstall Enterprise Developer from all editions of Visual Studio, execute MFVSIXInstall -u.

For a list of all parameters execute MFVSIXInstall -?.

Troubleshooting Enterprise Developer installations

You can use the MFVSIXInstall utility to troubleshoot and fix any issues with plugging Enterprise Developer into Visual Studio.

If after installing Enterprise Developer there appears to be no Enterprise Developer support in Visual Studio, run the MFVSIXInstall utility as described earlier. The utility provides information about any issues that were found and will, in most cases, fix the Enterprise Developer integration.

In some cases, an issue with the Enterprise Developer installation might be caused by an issue with Visual Studio setup itself. You need to run the Visual Studio installer that will report any potential problems and enable you to either repair, modify or uninstall the IDE. If the installer reports any issues, check the following for more details: