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[Slightly OT] Microsoft 'permalink' URLs

For the .Net framework 3.0, the download link is...

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=70848

If I'm creating an installer, how do I find the permalink for
redistributables? For example, I need to package the Visual J# 2.0SE redist,
how do I find the permalink for it? If I look at the target of the URL for
downloading I end up with:

http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/i...2fvjredist.exe

Which I'm not convinced is a good thing to be linking to. So the question
is, how do I find the LinkIds for the various redists I have to package up?

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Regards,

Tim Haughton

http://agilemicroisv.com
The Agile Micro ISV Blog

Feb 1 '08 #1
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Hi Tim,

As for setup project's prerequisite, the url to download product you
mentioend is called "HomeSite" link. Based on my experience, not all the
products or redistributable package has such a directly HOMTSITE link,
however, for most products, you can use its mapping url(from
go.microsoft.com ) as its HOMTSITE link. Here is a forum thread wihch
mentioned the mapping url for V J# redist package:

#Visual J# Redistributable Package v2.0.50727
http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/Sho...94999&SiteID=1

Hope this helps .

Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

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>Reply-To: "Tim Haughton" <ti**********@community.nospam>
From: "Tim Haughton" <ti**********@community.nospam>
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.general
Subject: [Slightly OT] Microsoft 'permalink' URLs
>Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 09:16:09 GMT
>
For the .Net framework 3.0, the download link is...

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=70848

If I'm creating an installer, how do I find the permalink for
redistributables? For example, I need to package the Visual J# 2.0SE
redist,
>how do I find the permalink for it? If I look at the target of the URL for
downloading I end up with:

http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/i...layLang=en&Src
CategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=e9d87f37-2adc-4c32-95b3-b5e3a21bab2c&u=http%3a%2f%2f
download.microsoft.com%2fdownload%2f9%2f2%2f3%2f92 338cd0-759f-4815-8981-24b4
37be74ef%2fvjredist.exe
>
Which I'm not convinced is a good thing to be linking to. So the question
is, how do I find the LinkIds for the various redists I have to package up?

--
Regards,

Tim Haughton

http://agilemicroisv.com
The Agile Micro ISV Blog

Feb 4 '08 #2

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