I am currently trying to get visual studio 2010 to deploy by MSI on my network. My current steps are below
1, Install .net framework 4 through WSUS to the stations
2, Install Visual C++ redistributable by MSI
3, Extract contents of the CD/ISO to a local drive
4, Create transform with desired settings
<path to extracted cd>\setup.exe /CreateTransform <path to extracted cd>\setup.mst
5,Create administrative installation point
msiexec /a vs_setup.msi /qb /L*v C:\vs_setup.log TRANSFORMS=vs_setup.mst TARGETDIR=D:\VS
6, Copy administrative installation point to server share
7, Allocate by GPO with transform File
This all works fine but when you run visual studio 2010 you get a lot of errors regarding SQL.
If you install SQL Express manually on top, the errors go away.
When creating the transform file there is no option to include SQL and the errors still occur if you set the transform file to full install.
I cannot find anywhere a guide for deploying SQL express 2008 by MSI? Any ideas?