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Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables

In many cases VC++ 2015-2019 is not enough. Please add the older version. This can be automated with VCredist.


A module for lifecycle management of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables. VcRedist downloads the supported (and unsupported) Redistributables, for local install, main image deployment or importing as applications into the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit or Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager. Supports passive and silent installs and uninstalls of the Visual C+

  • Trond Eirik Haavarstein
  • Sep 13 2021
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  • Trond Eirik Haavarstein commented
    14 Sep 10:52am

    I agree, but e.g. VC++ 2010 (x86/x64) and Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64) is a requirement for SAP HANA ;-) Your win is expanding your catalog with very little work and make your customers even more happy. Maybe someday a zero day exploit appears, which would force MS to patch, even unsupported.

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    Adam Cook commented
    14 Sep 09:30am

    I'll start the discussion internally but the older versions are unsupported by Microsoft and we generally do not keep unsupported products in our catalogue.

    Also, because they're unsupported, I'm curious what the value add is if we did add them to the catalogue? Unsupported software isn't updated so the versions remain static. In this scenario, creating a manual package is generally a one-time effort on the customers' part. I can appreciate the desire to create a software update, application or Intune package with all the consistent metadata made by the Publisher if that's the train of thought.

  • Cory Zaner commented
    13 Sep 08:29pm

    this should be simple, already in evergreen

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