Should these system dlls be installed by an app.?
Posted 26 March 2004 - 20:52
Thank you for any help.
Posted 29 March 2004 - 01:54
Thank you for your reply. Installshield Dev Studio 9 includes many InstallScript Objects and Merge Modules. If I use those objects such as MFC Runtime and/or msm instead of adding those files myself, do I still to install those objects and/or msm based on different OS or this is automatically taken care by the InstallShield? Is MFC Runtime InstallScript Object redistributable?
My application requires mfc42.dll, msvcirt.dll, msvcp60.dll, msvcrt.dll and atl.dll because my application includes Crystal Reports 8.5 runtimes files for Crystal Reports Automation Server. I believe I cannot use the Crystal Reports 8.5 InstallScript Object or Merge Module that came with InstallShield since I need Crystal Reports 8.5 SP1.
Posted 31 March 2004 - 02:46
I'm not sure whether I should ask this in here or not.
If I understand correctly, many Microsoft files are not distributable or not redistributable. For those files, how does an end-user obtain them? I guess the end-user can get those files by the following ways:
1. installed by OS, service packs, hotfixes, security patches, updates
2. installed by other MS products
3. installed by an non-MS products using msm provided by Microsoft
4. installed by an non-MS products using files obtained from special MS exe such as VCRedist.exe provided by Microsoft
5. installed by an non-MS products using msm provided by installation authoring tools such as InstallShield
6. installed by an non-MS products using objects supplied by installation authoring tools such as InstallScript Objects in InstallShield
Is my guess correct?
BTW, what is the difference between "not distributable" and "not redistributable"?
Thank you for your help,
Posted 01 April 2004 - 07:57
File that are included in downloadable merge modules are usually redistributable - if you have the required license, e.g. you own Visual Studio.
For non-redistributable files (such as DCOM98 for instance) your users must either use Windows Update or download them from microsoft.com.
Posted 01 April 2004 - 09:07
If I understand you correctly, even though there are downloadable merge modules from MS or supplied merge modules from InstallShield or other tools, I still need the required license in order to use those msm to redistribute the files. Since my company subscribes to MSDN Universal, I believe we have the required license.
BTW, where is a good place to understand about msm?