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What is .NET Redistributable?

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What is the difference between the "Developers" and "General Users" links
below?

http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframewo...work1_1redist/

Seems one is a direct download and the other uses the Windows Update
service.

Also, what is the diffference bewteen .NET Framework and .NET Framework
Redistributable?

Thanks,
Brett
Nov 21 '05 #1
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A redistributable is an exe file (23.1 MB) that can be included with the
setup files or can be copied on CD & installed on multiple machines without
Internet access.

The General user version would be downloaded & installed via the Internet on
a single machine.

For a person who has limited user knowledge then general user install is
automated by Windows Update, whereas, the distribution file can be installed
using the command line switches too.

I hope this has helped a little
"Brett" <no@spam.net> wrote in message
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What is the difference between the "Developers" and "General Users" links
below?

http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframewo...work1_1redist/

Seems one is a direct download and the other uses the Windows Update
service.

Also, what is the diffference bewteen .NET Framework and .NET Framework
Redistributable?

Thanks,
Brett

Nov 21 '05 #2

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Thanks. I thought WinXP gave the option to download the .NET Framework. I
just checked a user's computer that does not have .NET Framework installed.
Their Windows Update did not list it either. The Windows Update doesn't
provide an option for downloading .NET Framework?

Thanks,
Brett

"Crouchie1998" <cr**********@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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A redistributable is an exe file (23.1 MB) that can be included with the
setup files or can be copied on CD & installed on multiple machines
without
Internet access.

The General user version would be downloaded & installed via the Internet
on
a single machine.

For a person who has limited user knowledge then general user install is
automated by Windows Update, whereas, the distribution file can be
installed
using the command line switches too.

I hope this has helped a little
"Brett" <no@spam.net> wrote in message
news:%2******************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
What is the difference between the "Developers" and "General Users" links
below?

http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframewo...work1_1redist/

Seems one is a direct download and the other uses the Windows Update
service.

Also, what is the diffference bewteen .NET Framework and .NET Framework
Redistributable?

Thanks,
Brett


Nov 21 '05 #3

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"Brett" <no@spam.com> schrieb:
Thanks. I thought WinXP gave the option to download the .NET Framework.
I just checked a user's computer that does not have .NET Framework
installed. Their Windows Update did not list it either. The Windows
Update doesn't provide an option for downloading .NET Framework?


The .NET Framework is an optional download. Maybe it doesn't show up on
your computer because the -.NET Framework is already installed.

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M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
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Nov 21 '05 #4

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"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" <hi***************@gmx.at> wrote in message
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"Brett" <no@spam.com> schrieb:
Thanks. I thought WinXP gave the option to download the .NET Framework.
I just checked a user's computer that does not have .NET Framework
installed. Their Windows Update did not list it either. The Windows
Update doesn't provide an option for downloading .NET Framework?


The .NET Framework is an optional download. Maybe it doesn't show up on
your computer because the -.NET Framework is already installed.


On this particular computer, it doesn't show in the add/remove programs.
What else could it be?

Thanks,
Brett
Nov 21 '05 #5

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Maybe it is not installed.

Discontinued using the update process.

Just a thought,

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #6

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