Install for all users on machine

Apr 21, 2009 at 12:40 PM
Is there a way to install this add-in so that any developer that logs onto the computer will have it available when they open Visual Studio?  Using the default install seems to be user-specific.
Apr 21, 2009 at 1:22 PM


bij default the Visual Studio Installer copies two files to the Addins folder of the current user.
The location of the Addins folder is:
  • XP: "%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\Visual Studio 200x\Addins"
  • Vista: "%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Visual Studio 200x\Addins"
If you want to install the addin for all users of the local machine you can use the folder "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\MSEnvShared\AddIns".
Copy both the Addin file and the assembly into this folder.