How to: Install the Visual Studio Tools for Office Runtime Redistributable

The Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime must be installed on each computer that runs solutions that are created by using the Microsoft Office developer tools in Visual Studio 2010. The runtime is installed automatically when you install Visual Studio 2010 or Microsoft Office 2010. Typically, you also deploy the runtime with your Office solutions so that it is automatically installed as a prerequisite on end user computers. For more information, see Visual Studio Tools for Office Runtime Installation Scenarios.

You might need to follow the manual installation instructions below in the following situations:

  • You need to install the Visual Studio Tools for Office runtime on a server. For example, you want to use the ServerDocument class to manage document-level solutions on a server.

  • You need to install the runtime on a computer that already has all the other prerequisites for Office solutions installed.

    NoteNote

    You must be an administrator on the development computer to install the .NET Framework and the Visual Studio Tools for Office runtime.

To install the Visual Studio Tools for Office runtime

  1. Install the .NET Framework 3.5 or the .NET Framework 4.

  2. Run vstor40_x86.exe or vstor40_x64.exe to install the Visual Studio Tools for Office runtime. Choose the setup file that matches your computer architecture (x86 or x64).

    These setup files are available on the Visual Studio installation media, and they are also available for download at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=140384. The prerequisites for the Visual Studio Tools for Office runtime are the same as the prerequisites for the .NET Framework.

  3. Install the language pack for the Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime if you use non-English settings for Windows, and you want to see runtime messages in the same language that you use for Windows. If any end users run your solutions with non-English settings for Windows, they must have the correct language pack to see runtime messages in the same language as Windows. The language pack is available at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=140386

    If you need ClickOnce non-English language support during the deployment and installation of your solution, install the .NET Framework Language Packs. The language packs are available from the Microsoft Download Center.

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