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Are files included in .NET 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 redistributables included in .NET 3.5 SP1 redistributable? RRS feed

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  • Are all needed files included in .NET 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 redistributables also included in the .NET 3.5 SP1 redistributable?

    Hopefully a simple question, yet we're getting an application error during an install ("SELECTED_COUNTRY" error message).  Application vendor is saying "Microsoft" says it's a damaged .NET install.  Unfortunately, that means every machine in our environment has this "botched" install since they all use the same install.  Vendor recommends we need to install .NET from individual redistributables (1.1, 2.0 & 3.0).  I call shenanigans, but please...feel free to object.  We're going to test it out, but I was curious, so I figured I would ask the source.  Many thanks in advance.

    Monday, March 22, 2010 4:20 PM

Answers

  • Hi Kirkmears,

    As we know, the .NET Framework has two main components: the common language runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework class library. The common language runtime is the foundation of the .NET Framework.
    .NET Framework 3.5 uses CLR version 2.0 and so does .NET Framework 2.0 or 3.0, while .NET framework 1.1 uses CLR v1.1.
    Thus, there are some big changes between .NET 1.1 and .NET 2.0.

    For .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0 and .NET 3.5, .NET 3.0 and 3.5 are additional assemblies that are added onto .NET 2.0. So the only difference between .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0 and 3.5 is what assemblies you're referencing.

    If the vendor recommends that you need to install .NET from individual redistributables (1.1, 2.0 & 3.0), I think that you should download and install .NET Framework 1.1 and 3.5 (.NET 3.5 installation includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0 as prerequisite).

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
    MSDN Subscriber Support in Forum
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    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Monday, March 29, 2010 7:47 AM
    Tuesday, March 23, 2010 9:14 AM

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  • >> Are all needed files included in .NET 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 redistributables also included in the .NET 3.5

    no.

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    -thomas woelfer


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    Monday, March 22, 2010 7:11 PM
  • Hi Kirkmears,

    As we know, the .NET Framework has two main components: the common language runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework class library. The common language runtime is the foundation of the .NET Framework.
    .NET Framework 3.5 uses CLR version 2.0 and so does .NET Framework 2.0 or 3.0, while .NET framework 1.1 uses CLR v1.1.
    Thus, there are some big changes between .NET 1.1 and .NET 2.0.

    For .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0 and .NET 3.5, .NET 3.0 and 3.5 are additional assemblies that are added onto .NET 2.0. So the only difference between .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0 and 3.5 is what assemblies you're referencing.

    If the vendor recommends that you need to install .NET from individual redistributables (1.1, 2.0 & 3.0), I think that you should download and install .NET Framework 1.1 and 3.5 (.NET 3.5 installation includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0 as prerequisite).

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
    MSDN Subscriber Support in Forum
    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact msdnmg@microsoft.com


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
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    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Monday, March 29, 2010 7:47 AM
    Tuesday, March 23, 2010 9:14 AM
  • Hi Kirkmears,

    Does the above suggestion work?

    If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
    MSDN Subscriber Support in Forum
    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact msdnmg@microsoft.com
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
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    Thursday, March 25, 2010 7:00 AM
  • Hi Kirkmears,

    I've marked my reply as answer. If you have any concern, you can unmark my reply and let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
    MSDN Subscriber Support in Forum
    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact msdnmg@microsoft.com
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Welcome to the All-In-One Code Framework! If you have any feedback, please tell us.
    Monday, March 29, 2010 7:47 AM