I recently repaved my machine with Windows 10 and a fresh copy of VS2017 only. I have been using it for several weeks now and it is working very well. In testing some deployments I noticed that I didn’t have the WebDeploy Remote Agent Service running locally. So I tried to reinstall WebDeploy from a web download and received the following error:
A newer version of the Microsoft Web Deploy 3.6 was found on this machine.
Sure enough the Web Platform Installer agrees its already installed:
So I opened Program & Features to change the current installation:
The default install with VS2017 does not install the Remote Service by default. So we just need to install those and we will be good to go:
Not so fast, you still have to provide the installation media:
The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable.
Since WebDeploy was installed as part of VS2017 I had to get the VS2017 offline install media:
After a lengthy download of the offline files, I found the msi in the following subfolder of the offline files:
Providing this file to the installer allowed it to complete and now I have the Web Deployment Agent Service running on Windows 10 with Visual Studio 2017.
Hope this helps others.