My initial installation included C# and the data science workloads. I allowed VS2017 to update with the latest patch which ended with an error because the installer didn't run as administrator when installing some database items that I'm not using . This installer was launched from within VS2017, which I have to run as administrator, or it can't read/write to program files.
After this failed upgrade I could not find the R/Python tools but could work with C# and projects. So I rerean the installer in an effort to repair the installation and the data science tools didn't show up. Thinking that the installation got messed up and I could simply reinstall, I uninstalled VS2017, and attemped to reinstall after downloading the newest installer as of today. The data science workload doesn't show up! I would very much like to work with these tools. Can you help?
I'm about to try deleting the 2017 and Installer directories under Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\ .
Added a solution by nuclearReady · Jan 30 at 05:33 PM
Refer to this blog: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2017/01/27/update-to-visual-studio-2017-release-candidate/
Apart from these improvements you’ll notice that we’ve removed the Data Science and Python Development workloads. As we’ve been closing on the VS release, some of the components weren’t going to meet all the release requirements, such as translation to non-English languages. They’ll re-appear soon as separate downloads. F# is still available in the .NET Desktop and .NET Web development workloads.
Basic installation fails
Visual Studio 2017 RC Stopped Working