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Microsoft: ASP.NET FAQ


Including the .Net redistributable by Zarcom
Posted: 9 Sep 02 (Edited 3 Oct 02)

There is a rather ambiguous little problem with deploying a web solution.  Often it is desirable to have the .Net Framework installed if it is not already so.  Many people may be tempted to just include the dotnetfxredist_x86_enum.msm file.  However, this will give you an error saying that the file cannot be used for redistribution and must be excluded.
There are 2 solutions to this.

1.  Premade setup.exe
I found a fix for this on the microsoft site.  The file giving the error is for looks only basically, so it has to be exluded.  I don't know why.  The microsoft site had a premade setup.exe that can install the framework first if it doesn't exist.  You merely need to change the setup.ini file to point to your msi installer and to the dotnetfx.exe file.  

For anyone who is interested, here is the link.


2. Install from setup
The other solution to this is to download the framework and have your installer program run the framework setup before your application installer

Happy Deployment!

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