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Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET Programmer's Cookbook by Matthew MacDonald

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Install the .NET Framework on a Client

Problem

You want to install the .NET Framework on another computer so that it can run custom .NET applications.

Solution

Use the redistributable Dotnetfx.exe executable.

Discussion

Visual Studio .NET setup projects can’t be used to install the .NET Framework. Microsoft recommends that you install the .NET Framework on clients that don’t already have it using the Dotnetfx.exe redistributable file before you attempt to install a .NET application. You can obtain Dotnetfx.exe in several ways:

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