Shaping the next generation deployment experience

We are thinking about the next version of Visual Studio’s deployment experience. I need your help to make the next version of Visual Studio’s installation and deployment as valuable as possible. Please send me your feedback. For example, I am looking for feedback in the following areas: Do people like a lot of install options or…

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.NET Framework 3.5 Installation validation tool

If you want to detect if your .NET Framework 3.5 installation was successful, you can use this tool to verify that the right versions are installed. Instructions: 1. Download the following file to your computer: http://cid-e7f319723234fb5c.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Public/netfx35tools/NetFx35_detect_issues.bat 2. Open a command prompt by doing start -> run and type cmd. 3. enter the full path to…

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.NET Framework 3.5 RTM Detection Logic.

When you install .NET Framework 3.5, it installs .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 & .NET Framework 2.0 SP1, or equivelent cumulative update on Vista.   For 3.5 RTM we look for the following: Registry Key Name Value HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ NET Framework Setup\NDP\v3.5 Name: Install Type: DWORD Data: 1 For 3.0 RTM see the following: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa964978.aspx#DetectingTheMicrosoftDotNETFramework3_0   For…

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