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VS2015 Update 2 RTL Distribution files GUIDs

    Question

  • I just would like to know the proper GUID to detect VS2015 RTL installation for our CD installer and electronic update system.  

    I see these were added by the vcredist_x65.exe installation that came with  VS2010 Profession Update 2.

    {B5FC62F5-A367-37A5-9FD2-A6E137C0096F} | Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 x86 Minimum Runtime - 14.0.23918
    {BD9CFD69-EB91-354E-9C98-D439E6091932} | Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 x86 Additional Runtime - 14.0.23918

    If my product has been recompiled with VS2015 Update 2 and I'm using the vsredist_x86.exe that came with the package to auto-distribute to customers during the ugpade process, then which guid should I detect in order to skip this process?

    It appears that the "additional" guid is the UPDATE 2 part of VS2015. Is that correct?  

    Thanks in advance.


    Hector Santos, CTO Santronics Software, Inc. http://www.santronics.com

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 2:57 AM

Answers

  • I tested it by just detecting the 2nd GUID (Additional Runtime) and it appears to work fine.   I just wanted to make sure if a customer already had some other original vs2015-compiled application with the original RTL installed, that the 2nd GUID would indicate Update 2 RTL is also on the OS or not.

    Thanks

    Hector Santos, CTO Santronics Software, Inc. http://www.santronics.com

    • Marked as answer by hector santos Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:32 AM
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:25 AM

All replies

  • I tested it by just detecting the 2nd GUID (Additional Runtime) and it appears to work fine.   I just wanted to make sure if a customer already had some other original vs2015-compiled application with the original RTL installed, that the 2nd GUID would indicate Update 2 RTL is also on the OS or not.

    Thanks

    Hector Santos, CTO Santronics Software, Inc. http://www.santronics.com

    • Marked as answer by hector santos Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:32 AM
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:25 AM
  • Hi hector,

    Glad to know that this issue has been resolved, thanks for sharing your solution here.

    Have a nice day,

    Jack


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