.NET Framework 1.1 Deployment Guide
Applications and controls written for the Microsoft .NET Framework require the .NET Framework to be installed on the computer where the application or control runs. The .NET Framework version 1.1 provides one redistributable installer, Dotnetfx.exe, which contains the common language runtime and .NET Framework components necessary to run .NET Framework applications. This article lists the resources available on how to get and install Dotnetfx.exe, and how use it to deploy .NET Framework applications.
The .NET Framework End-User License Agreement is available for review.
Note If you choose to use the Dotnetfx.exe or redistribute it with an application created by you, you must have a validly licensed copy of the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK version 1.1 (or Visual Studio .NET 2003) and any use or distribution of Dotnetfx.exe is subject to the terms of the end user license agreement you received with the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK version 1.1 (or Visual Studio .NET 2003). If you do not have a valid licensed copy of the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK version 1.1 (or Visual Studio .NET), you are not authorized to use or distribute Dotnetfx.exe.
.NET Framework Version 1.1 Redistributable Package Technical Reference
This article provides developers with a reference for Dotnetfx.exe options and errors.
Redistributing the .NET Framework Version 1.1
This article describes where to obtain Dotnetfx.exe, how to deploy Dotnetfx.exe in an enterprise and with an application, and contains instructions one how to use the Setup.exe Bootstrapper sample.
.NET Framework Version 1.1 Redistributable Prerequisites
This article explains the prerequisites for the .NET Framework version 1.1 and details the reasons behind each item. Developers and administrators should review this document prior to deploying the .NET Framework version 1.1.
Using Visual Studio .NET 2003 to Redistribute the .NET Framework Version 1.1
This article describes how to use Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET 2003 to modify a deployment project to use the Setup.exe Bootstrapper sample and how to edit the settings.ini file to deploy your .NET Framework application using Setup.exe. Scenarios are provided for manually installing Dotnetfx.exe from a download location on a network share, intranet, or the Microsoft Web site and using the Setup.exe Bootstrapper sample to install Dotnetfx.exe and then launch the Microsoft Windows Installer package for your application.
Setup.exe Bootstrapper Sample
The Setup.exe Bootstrapper sample demonstrates how to create a single setup program that, when launched, installs the Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 redistributable package (Dotnetfx.exe) and any required language packs, if necessary, and then installs a .NET Framework application with a Microsoft Windows Installer-based setup program (.msi file).