Dot Net Framework Versions

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  1. ellison64

    ellison64 Registered Member

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    In a thread on Heimdal Pro ,I wasn't sure what dot net version was being used in its msi installer.This made me wonder and out of curiosity ,is there a way to determine what version is being used in an installer?Clicking properties doesn't give anything away.I know some installers would let the user know their using the wrong version or might tell them what version they need upon installation,but is there an easy way to determine which is being used by analyzing the msi installer somehow?
     
  2. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

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    for a fast view get microsoft orca. unfortunately its somewhere in the sdk hidden
    SDK Win7: https://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/library/aa370557(v=vs.85).aspx
    SDK Win10: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/windows-10-sdk

    the sdk has only online installer, try to download in sandboxie.

    my latest MS Orca is v5.0.7693.0

    Ok, SuperOrca (mentioned here: http://www.klaus-hartnegg.de/gpo/orca.html )
    http://www.pantaray.com/msi_super_orca.html
    or http://www.instedit.com/

    comment: nice, grays out unused sections, MS orca dont do. recommended.

    i recently tried "EMCO MSI Package Builder" and had also a closer look to heimdal.msi.

    concerning heimdal i did not found any limitations for windows versions or dotNET although v4 was noted, not lower, but also not higher (v4.5). i only had a test on windows 8 with dotnet v4 and i could install.

    if heimdal checks both it has to be heimdal itself, maybe reason for the period on startup.

    there exists a VSDLaunchCondition which points to dotnet 4.5 but i never happen here.
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=395269

    this is a really technical description for a check: MSVBDPCADLL
    http://strangelights.com/blog/archive/2004/07/14/161.aspx
     
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  3. ellison64

    ellison64 Registered Member

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    Thanks for that..
    I downloaded and looked at the superorca and although it seemed very complicated I found the .dot version for msi installer under property and it is indeed 4.I just wish I could adjust the fonts as they very small to read ,but thank you for that...much appreciated
    ellison
     
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