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dotNETFXRedist_x86.msm must not be used to redistribute the .NET Framework

The merge module for the .NET Framework is not a redistributable merge module. It is added to a project as a mechanism for checking dependencies and is excluded by default.

To correct this error

  1. In Solution Explorer, select the dotNETFXRedist_x86.msm merge module.
  2. In the Properties window, select the Exclude property and set it to true.

See Also

Deploying .NET Framework Applications | Excluding Items from a Deployment Project