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Packaging dotnetfx as part of install

Is there some Microsoft website or ftp server that I can point my
installer to to download dotnetfx. Pointing user to the Windows update
page is not an option, I would like my application to install the .NET
framework seamlessly and silently without asking the user to do
anything other than agreeing to the license. Is this possible?

regards Mark
Jul 21 '05 #1
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you can package the dotnetfx as part of the MSI that
Installs your application. You can use Install shield
software for doing this

- Gopi
-----Original Message-----
Is there some Microsoft website or ftp server that I can point myinstaller to to download dotnetfx. Pointing user to the Windows updatepage is not an option, I would like my application to install the .NETframework seamlessly and silently without asking the user to doanything other than agreeing to the license. Is this possible?
regards Mark
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Jul 21 '05 #2


Thanks for replying to my post Gopi. We are currently using
InstallShield to distribute our application, however we have been
getting compliants from our customers that the .NET download is too
slow. I was hoping to find a Microsoft supported site with a faster link
to the .NET framework. Is there one out there?

regards,

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Jul 21 '05 #3
I think what Gopi said was,
you can package dotnetfx.exe with your app,
which eliminates the need for the download of the .NET Framework.

unless I am misunderstanding something, that seems to solve your issue?

-D

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Thanks for replying to my post Gopi. We are currently using
InstallShield to distribute our application, however we have been
getting compliants from our customers that the .NET download is too
slow. I was hoping to find a Microsoft supported site with a faster link
to the .NET framework. Is there one out there?

regards,

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Jul 21 '05 #4
The dotnetfx.exe is a 20+MB install... so depending on their network
connection, it is going to take a while. One solution is to have your
customers pre-deploy the Dot Net Frameworks.

You can also download the frameworks from Microsoft's web site.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...5e3-f589-4842-
8157-034d1e7cf3a3&displaylang=en
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Thanks for replying to my post Gopi. We are currently using
InstallShield to distribute our application, however we have been
getting compliants from our customers that the .NET download is too
slow. I was hoping to find a Microsoft supported site with a faster link
to the .NET framework. Is there one out there?

regards,

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