.NET Framework 2.0 Deployment Guide
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Summary: Get detailed .NET Framework 2.0 deployment information including a whitepaper that addresses specific deployment scenarios for Visual Studio 2005 users. (2 printed pages)
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 2.0 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.
Note: If you choose to use the dotnetfx.exe or redistribute it with an application created by you, you must have a valid licensed copy of the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK version 2.0 (or Visual Studio 2005) 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 2.0 (or Visual Studio 2005). If you do not have a valid licensed copy of the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK version 2.0, or Visual Studio, you are not authorized to use or distribute dotnetfx.exe.
This documentation and its articles are provided to you as part of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual C#, Visual J#, Visual Web Developer, and/or the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK version 2.0 (any one of these, a "Microsoft Developer Tool"), specifically for your use in conjunction with the distribution or internal deployment of the Microsoft .NET Framework redistributable file (dotnetfx.exe).
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.NET Framework 2.0 System Requirements
This article explains the prerequisites for the .NET Framework version 2.0. Developers and administrators should review this document prior to deploying the .NET Framework version 2.0.
Redistributing the .NET Framework Version 2.0
This article describes where to obtain Dotnetfx.exe, and different ways of deployment for .NET Framework in an enterprise environment using Active Directory, System Management Server 2.0, with an application using Visual Studio 2005, as well as manual and silent installation options for Dotnetfx.exe redistributable.
.NET Framework 2.0 Redistributable Package Reference
This article provides developers with a reference for dotnetfx.exe options, detection logic, and installation error codes that can be used in custom deployment scenarios.
Installing Localized Versions of the .NET Framework 2.0
The Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 has been localized into many languages. This article provides additional information on localization of the .NET Framework 2.0.
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Redistributable Licensing Terms
This section outlines Licensing Terms (EULA) for the .NET Framework 2.0 redistributable package.