This keeps your environment safe from attacks where the download location is compromised.Visual Studio setup therefore requires that several standard Microsoft root and intermediate certificates are installed and up-to- date on a user's machine.If none of the troubleshooting steps help, you can contact us by live chat for installation assistance (English only). If you worked with v RA 6.x and earlier, you will definetly know that replacing certs was a very involving process.The Visual Studio setup engine installs only content that is trusted.It does this by checking Authenticode signatures of the content being downloaded and verifying that all content is trusted before installing it.
A Callsign Certificate is easy to renew before it expires; after a Callsign Certificate expires, your only recourse is to request a replacement Callsign Certificate.
This verification process cannot occur in most offline environments.
Installing the certificates manually allows enterprise administrators to ensure the certificates are trusted and meet the security policy of their organization.
If you are scripting the deployment of Visual Studio in an offline environment to client workstations, you should follow these steps: When a signature is verified in an online environment, Windows APIs are used to download and add the certificates to the system.
Verification that the certificate is trusted and allowed via administrative settings occurs during this process.