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
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I am trying to involve some others on this discussion.
This may take a while and I would appreciate your patience.
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- Proposed as answer by Ali.Alikhani Wednesday, September 11, 2013 6:05 AM
You can get it from here:
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- Proposed as answer by Jane Wang - MSFTMicrosoft contingent staff Friday, September 13, 2013 12:12 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.
Sorry to have to resort to this.
One of the public links 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
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