Visual Studio 2012 Express: checksums for the ISO images?


  • Hi all,

    Please, can anybody provide the MD5/ SHA1 sums for the 3 VS2012 Express ISO images (the "for Web"/ "for Win8"/ "TFS Express") that can be downloaded from <http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/11/en-us/downloads#express>?

    I took a look at the MSDN Downloads site and found 3 ISO images that correspond to those available (without any subscription) from the VS Express site, BUT:

    • The filenames differ,
    • The sizes look the same (in KB),
    • And what worries me: the SHA1s fit *only* for one of the ISOs, for the other two I got *different* checksums than those on the MSDN Downloads site.

    I downloaded multiple times, from the VS Express site mentioned above, the ISOs who's SHA1s do not match and got identical files each time. In addition I mounted the "failing" ISOs and  verified the digital signatures for a few random files inside, those signatures being valid. So I don't think the cause for the difference in the SHA1s comes from a download error.

    And finally, is it normal the ISOs from the MSDN Downloads and VS Express sites differ? Are there any functional/ registration/ etc differences?

    Thanks in advance,

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:29 AM

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