IMPORTANT: Please be aware that Unreal Engine development on Windows is not possiblewithout having specific tools that are distributed with Visual Studio or Visual Studio Build Tools installer. It also means that you might need a proper Visual Studio license according to your needs. The needed tools can be installed by ticking the Desktop development with C++ option in Visual Studio installer. For more information about Unreal Engine development in Rider, see the documentation.
If you have JetBrains Rider installed on your Windows machine and there is also .NET Core SDK or Visual Studio installed, we expect JetBrains Rider to start working without taking any further configuration steps. Please note that when you use VisualStudio, installing some components within it may be required (ASP.NET or F# targets).
If you want to use JetBrains Rider on a copy of Windows that does not have Visual Studio installed and you are developing projects having legacy project files: