Thanks, Brian, for your response.
That being said, why do you need this installed on a server? I don't think I have ever installed visual studio on a server. I always just put it on a development machine.
This issue falls under the "we've done it like this for years." The client somehow got VS 2015 installed on the server and assumed that was the standard. If necessary I suppose I can try to talk them out of it since our Systems team also asked the question you did.
If the server is in offline mode, can it be granted access to the web site temporarily to do the license validation?
I'll try that. Thanks.
Also, what happens after the license expires on community edition? I've not had it expire, but I expect that it will continue to function, possibly just with a nag screen.
I tried that, but the only option available at that point is "Exit Studio" 🙁
Thanks again, I will see if there is a way to temporarily get to the internet to do the sign-in.