Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (VSTO) is a set of development tools that is required to run Microsoft Office based solutions built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (VSTO) from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime Silently

Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (32bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:
    • vstor_redist.exe /q /norestart
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime entry in Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x86)
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:10.0.60724
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:vstor_redist.exe /q /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\10.0\Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime\install.exe" /uninstall /q /norestart
Repair Command:%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\10.0\Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime\install.exe" /repair /q /norestart
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48217
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/visual-studio-2010-tools-for-office-runtime-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (64bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:
    • vstor_redist.exe /q /norestart
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64) entry in Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

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Software Title:Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64)
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:10.0.60724
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:vstor_redist.exe /q /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\10.0\Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64)\install.exe" /uninstall /q /norestart
Repair Command:%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\10.0\Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64)\install.exe" /repair /q /norestart
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48217
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/visual-studio-2010-tools-for-office-runtime-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create an Installation Log File

The Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime Silent Install w/ Logging

vstor_redist.exe /q /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\VSTO-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime Silently

Check out the Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (32bit) Silent Uninstall

%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\10.0\Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime\install.exe" /uninstall /q /norestart

Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (64bit) Silent Uninstall

%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\10.0\Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64)\install.exe" /uninstall /q /norestart

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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