A lot of software require the .NET Framework installation to be present on the system before an application can run. What is the best way to install the .NET Framework?

1) Create a batchfile which installs the .NET Framework and after the application?

REM install
msiexec /i dotnetfx.msi ADDEPOY=1
msiexec /i application.msi

2) Add a prereq package in WPS (Need to save the project as EXE. Dont know what will happen to vendor MSI's then)

3) Add .NET Framework as merge module? Does anybody know if there is a download available or is it possible to load the .NET msi and save it as merge module?
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I would (and do, at my current client site) deploy it to all machines as a machine-based Group Policy. Your apps can then be set up to test for its presence and proceed or exit accordingly.
Answered 03/04/2008 by: VBScab
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