There is a Visual Studio config file available from the community --> Microsoft Visual Studio.zip
Not sure if this matches your VS version, but you can try it out.
Otherwise, you can use tools like RegShot (https://sourceforge.net/projects/regshot/) or ProcMon (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/procmon).
RegShot does a before/after comparison, which is easy to use.
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I've found this document which states the only supported scenarios for deploying VS with App Volumes is to use writables (yuck!)
I'm working on this myself for 2019.
I first tried this method:
Visual Studio 2015 in standard appstack however these commands resulted in unlicensed visual studio (not sure why...)
And then I tried just capturing without using those commands, and somehow it's magically licensed at every login. I need to talk to the person who built the offline installer to see if they somehow baked the license key into the installer.
Good luck, I'll update if I figure out what's goin on in my environment.
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pchapman's link to the other forum post worked for me. I was able to embed the following commands into the startup.bat for that AppVolume's MountPoint:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\DDConfigCA.exe"
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\StorePID.exe" [product key including the dashes] [MPC]