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📜 VSCELicense

Important notes

ℹ️ Visual Studio Enterprise Edition support was provided in this fork which is now removed by the author: l3afblow3r/VSEELicense

Visual Studio Community 2022 seems to have no time limit, see this issue for details: #14 | VS 2022 support

Details

PowerShell module to get and set the Visual Studio Community Edition license expiration date in the registry. Visual Studio 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019 are supported.

Based on Dmitrii's answer to this Stack Overflow question: Visual Studio Community 2017 is a 30 day trial?

Usage

  1. Download/clone this repository

  2. Run PowerShell.exe or pwsh.exe as the Administrator

  3. Import module:

    Assuming that you cloned/downloaded this repo to C:\VSCELicense

    Import-Module -Name 'C:\VSCELicense\VSCELicense.psd1'

    If you get execution of scripts is disabled on this system message, you can temporarily override PowerShell execution policy by running

    Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope Process

    See PowerShell documentation for more details:

Examples

Get Visual Studio Community Edition license expiration date

All supported versions of Visual Studio.

Get-VSCELicenseExpirationDate

One specific version of Visual Studio.

Get-VSCELicenseExpirationDate -Version 2017

Multiple versions of Visual Studio.

Get-VSCELicenseExpirationDate -Version 2019, 2017

Set Visual Studio Community Edition license expiration date

Writing to the Visual Studio license registry key requires elevated permissions. Run PowerShell as administrator for examples to work.

Set a license expiration date to 31 days from now

All supported versions of Visual Studio.

Set-VSCELicenseExpirationDate

One specific version of Visual Studio.

Set-VSCELicenseExpirationDate -Version 2017

Multiple versions of Visual Studio.

Set-VSCELicenseExpirationDate -Version 2019, 2017

Set license expiration date to 10 days from now

All supported versions of Visual Studio.

Set-VSCELicenseExpirationDate -AddDays 10

One specific version of Visual Studio.

Set-VSCELicenseExpirationDate -Version 2017 -AddDays 10

Multiple versions of Visual Studio.

Set-VSCELicenseExpirationDate -Version 2019, 2017 -AddDays 10

Set a license expiration date to current date

This will immediately expire your license and you wouldn't be able to use Visual Studio.

All supported versions of Visual Studio.

Set-VSCELicenseExpirationDate -AddDays 0

One specific version of Visual Studio.

Set-VSCELicenseExpirationDate -Version 2017 -AddDays 0

Multiple versions of Visual Studio.

Set-VSCELicenseExpirationDate -Version 2019, 2017 -AddDays 0

Changelog

  • 0.0.9 - Added VS 2013 support (@andreburto)
  • 0.0.8 - Make it easier to use by not requiring to specify the Visual Studio version
  • 0.0.7 - Added VS 2015 support (@GDI123)
  • 0.0.6 - Load System.Security assembly if the module was imported without manifest
  • 0.0.5 - Duh, actually set PowerShellVersion = '3.0' in manifest
  • 0.0.4 - Support downlevel PowerShell versions, starting from 3.0
  • 0.0.3 - Fixed manifest to avoid execution errors under fresh PowerShell environments (@1Dimitri)
  • 0.0.2 - Added VS 2019 support
  • 0.0.1 - Initial commit, VS 2017 support

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