Before starting the installation you should consider the following:
- Visual COBOL and
Enterprise Developer cannot coexist on the same machine.
- You need to be logged in with a user-ID that has write access to the registry structure under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT,
and HKEY_CURRENT_USER so the installation software can set the environment appropriately. You also need to be logged on with
- Various actions and operations within your COBOL development environment depend on certain Microsoft files distributed in
the following packages: the Windows SDK package and the Microsoft Build Tools package. By default, a standard product installation
downloads and installs these. Refer to
Microsoft Package Dependencies to see if these packages are required. If you do not plan to use your development tool in a way that will depend on any of
these packages, you can run a non-standard installation, which will skip their download and installation, thus saving disk
space and time taken for installation. Refer to
Advanced Installation Tasks for details on the available installation options.
- If you already have Microsoft Build Tools for Visual Studio 2017 installed, you must ensure that it contains the Visual C++
build tools workload (or at least the individual components contained in that workload) before you run this installation.