.NET redistributables persistent links RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello, all.

    I am preparing an application installer and want each and every third-party component's installer to be Internet fetchable and thus minimize the size of the target application's installer. Some of the required third-party components are .NET 3.5 and 4.0. The download links for their respective web installers are as follows:



    The question is: are they persistent? These were obtained respectively from:



    by clicking the requesting to download them and obtaining the respective download links. Considering this link extraction process, it is a bit questionable whether Microsoft have guaranteed the persistence of the links, since probably they are meant to be downloaded only using this manual approach by navigating to the web page, clicking the download button, etc.

    Again, the question: are they persistent and if not are there some that are?

    "The pursuit of perfection ..."

    Monday, May 29, 2017 2:46 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Welcome to MSDN forum.

    I can't give a clear and definite answer to your question. If the product is too old, Microsoft may cancel the support or move the download link to another place in the future. Deploying the .NET Framework with your application, we could choose web installer or offline installer which are all supported, so I think Microsoft won’t make changes to these links easily.

    Best regards,


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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 6:03 AM