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Distributing the .NET Framework with DeployMaster

DeployMaster is capable of detecting the presence of the Microsoft .NET framework, and install it if necessary. For installation, you can bundle the .NET framework redistributable for the version of .NET that your application needs with your installer. DeployMaster automatically runs it as part of the installation, as needed.

If most of your customers already have the framework installed, you can choose not to distribute it. Instead, put the URL http://www.deploymaster.com/dotnetfx.html as the download URL in the installer. When using this URL, DeployMaster automatically adds a parameter to the URL to indicate the version you've specified in the installer. If the framework is not present, the setup program generated by DeployMaster prompts the user to download and install the framework. When the user clicks this URL in the installer, only one of the downloads below is shown. Since you didn't click on a link in the installer, all the downloads are shown.

.NET Framework 1.0

The application you are installing requires the Microsoft .NET framework version 1.0 to run. You can download the Microsoft .NET Framework Redistributable 1.0 package directly from Microsoft. Once you've installed the .NET framework, you can continue installing the application.

.NET Framework 1.1

The application you are installing requires the Microsoft .NET framework version 1.1 to run. You can download the Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1 Redistributable Package directly from Microsoft. Once you've installed the .NET framework, you can continue installing the application.

.NET Framework 2.0

The application you are installing requires the Microsoft .NET framework version 2.0 to run. For Windows 98, 2000, XP, download the Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Service Pack 2 Redistributable Package (x86) (23 MB). For Windows XP x64 download the Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Service Pack 2 Redistributable Package (x64) (46 MB). Windows Vista and Windows 7 come with version 2.0 of the .NET framework preinstalled. Both downloads come directly from Microsoft. Once you've installed the .NET framework, you can continue installing the application.

.NET Framework 3.0

The application you are installing requires the Microsoft .NET framework version 3.0 to run. You can download the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package directly from Microsoft. This is a small 3 MB download with just the .NET framework installer. When you run it, the installer downloads the actual framework components that need to be installed on your computer. Once you've installed the .NET framework, you can continue installing the application.

.NET Framework 3.5

The application you are installing requires the Microsoft .NET framework version 3.5 to run. You can download the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 package directly from Microsoft. This is a small 3 MB download with just the .NET framework installer. When you run it, the installer downloads the actual framework components that need to be installed on your computer. Once you've installed the .NET framework, you can continue installing the application.

If you plan to install version 3.5 of the .NET framework on a large number of computers, you can also download the full package of the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. This 231 MB download comes directly from Microsoft. The small 3 MB installer likely needs to download much less than this, depending on what is already present on your computer.

.NET Framework 4.0

The application you are installing requires the Microsoft .NET framework version 4.0 to run. You can download the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 package directly from Microsoft. This is a small download (less than 1 MB) with just the .NET framework installer. When you run it, the installer downloads the actual framework components that need to be installed on your computer. Once you've installed the .NET framework, you can continue installing the application.

If you plan to install version 4.0 of the .NET framework on a large number of computers, you can also download the full package of the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. This 48 MB download comes directly from Microsoft. This single installer can be used on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows.

.NET Framework 4.5

The application you are installing requires the Microsoft .NET framework version 4.5 to run. You can download the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 package directly from Microsoft. This is a small download (less than 1 MB) with just the .NET framework installer. When you run it, the installer downloads the actual framework components that need to be installed on your computer. Once you've installed the .NET framework, you can continue installing the application.

If you plan to install version 4.5 of the .NET framework on a large number of computers, you can also download the full package of the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5. This 48 MB download comes directly from Microsoft. This single installer can be used on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows.