I was wondering if it is possible to install Visual Studio 2010 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 (development) environment for SharePoint 2010 development? Do I need to install Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 in order to make it compatible with Windows Server 2012 R2?

Is Visual studio compatible with Windows Server 2012 R2 or do I need to install Visual Studio 2012?

I'm under the impression that Visual Studio 2010 is only supported until Windows Server 2008 R2. Is there anyone here that can tell me if this is possible and what to look out for?

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Yes, one can install and develop apps with Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 on Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012.



  • I can confirm that installing Visual Studio 2010 together with Visual Studio Service Pack 1 is possible. A server reboot is required after the installation of Visual Studio.
    – TempaC
    Dec 8, 2015 at 13:43

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