Distributing Dotnetfx.exe Using an Electronic Software Distribution Tool
This topic applies only to the .NET Framework version 1.0 redistributable package. For information about deploying the .NET Framework version 1.1 core redistributable, see the .NET Framework Deployment Guide Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=16823.
Corporations that deploy .NET Framework applications will find it easier to deploy the .NET Framework once to all users' computers rather than including it with each application that requires it. Various electronic distribution tools are available for deploying Dotnetfx.exe and, when necessary, Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.6 or later across a secure network. There are two requirements for any tool that you use to distribute Dotnetfx.exe. First, the tool must be capable of running a remote installation on a remote computer. In addition, the tool must be able to run with administrator privileges. For a description of how to use Microsoft Systems Management Server to deploy Dotnefx.exe across a network, see Deploying the .NET Framework Using Systems Management Server. For a description of how to use Microsoft Active Directory to deploy Dotnefx.exe across a network, see Deploying the .NET Framework Using Active Directory.