What happened to the Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Isolated Shell Redistributable?


  • Hello,

    I'm looking for the Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Isolated Shell Redistributable.  It appears the URL that I've been using for a few years now and is referenced in many places in MSDN is pointing to a "no longer available" page.  The Visual Studio 2008 and 2012 shell redists are still available, however.  Was this intentional?  Is there another URL that this can be accessed? 

    The url in question is

    Thank you,


    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 8:30 PM

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  • Hi Shaun,

    Thank you for your feedback.

    I am trying to involve some others on this discussion.

    This may take a while and I would appreciate your patience.

    Best Regards.


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    • Proposed as answer by Ali.Alikhani Wednesday, September 11, 2013 6:05 AM
    Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:14 AM
  • Ditto - I'm also looking for this, is there an alternative link we can download it from in the meantime whilst you get it sorted?
    Thursday, August 29, 2013 7:27 PM
  • Hi,

    You can get it from here:

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    Tuesday, September 03, 2013 3:53 AM
  • That link only points to the English version of the shell redistributable. For the VS 2010 shell, there was only 1 language per redist exe and they could not be installed side-by-side. The URL in my original post pointed to the page which allowed you to select the appropriate language first.
    Wednesday, September 04, 2013 2:53 PM
  • This one:

    Sorry to have to resort to this.

    One of the public links was:

    another was:

    This is necessary for the same reasons that the one for 2008 and 2012 are public.  The installs are, necessarily, 170MB a piece (per language) and would be burdensome in many scenarios to distribute every language.  Each one contains the language specific environment with specific assets in order match any other ISO application, VS install, or Express edition.

    There should be a landing page, as there usually is for any file, so that the user can agree to terms, read any statements, and be sure of what they are getting.

    Please let us know if this was a planned, or an accident.

    • Edited by Celess Tuesday, September 24, 2013 7:33 AM
    Tuesday, September 24, 2013 7:20 AM
  • Bump.  Any word on why this landing page was removed yet the VS2008 and VS2012 versions were not?
    Friday, October 04, 2013 7:17 PM
  • Seems to work now.


    I'm sure support is busy, but some kind of sign of life during the course of an open issue in the future would be nice. Thanks.

    • Proposed as answer by Celess Tuesday, December 31, 2013 7:59 PM
    Tuesday, December 31, 2013 7:59 PM