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Deploying .NET FAQ

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Nov 17, 2002
Bootstrapping dotnetfx and mdac

This is a very frequently requested topic, and Microsoft have come up with a solution to address it.


This plugin extends the VS Setup and Deployment project to support automatic configuration of a setup.exe that can bootstrap both the .NET Framework (1.1) and MDAC 2.7 as part of your application installation.

This makes it easy to write a smart installer for your application that pre-installs these required components before your main installation starts.
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