RootSuffix for creating multiple instances of VS with independent settings

To create new instance of Visual Studio with independent settings, please run the following command

devenv /RootSuffix [NameOfNewInstance]


  1. Experimental Instance of Visual Studio
  2. Creating multiple Visual Studio “Profiles” with RootSuffixes (great article concerning this topic with additional information about solving an issue with installing an extension directly from a VSIX file into a separate RootSuffix instance)