Tuesday, December 11, 2007

.Net Framework 3.5 Redist...200MB!!!!

I went to download the .net framework 3.5 redist package and it is basically 200mb...wow!!! That is rather large compared to the other versions of the framework. I usually avoid the smaller setup bootstrapper since I don't want to wait for it when I am installing the framework on a server. But, what about deploying client apps? One client has a windows app and they are not going to want to include a 200mb redist with their package.

After reading a couple of forum posts, using the boostrapper looks to be the way to go. Using this, you should be able to download just the components that you need. Here are the links...

http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2437304&SiteID=1

http://http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2451232&SiteID=1


You can download both versions of the setup here
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=333325FD-AE52-4E35-B531-508D977D32A6&displaylang=en

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