VCRedist from VC++ 2008 installs temporary files in system root directory

VCRedist from VC++ 2008 installs temporary files in system root directory

Article ID : 950683
Last Review : March 21, 2008
Revision : 1.0
Source: Microsoft Support

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Action

Installing the Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (VCRedist_x86.exe, VCRedist_x64.exe, VCRedist_ia64.exe) for Visual Studio 2008 RTM.

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Result

Following files are generated on the system root directory :

install.exe
install.res.1028.dll
install.res.1031.dll
install.res.1033.dll
install.res.1036.dll
install.res.1040.dll
install.res.1041.dll
install.res.1042.dll
install.res.2052.dll
install.res.3082.dll
vcredist.bmp
globdata.ini
install.ini
eula.1028.txt
eula.1031.txt
eula.1033.txt
eula.1036.txt
eula.1040.txt
eula.1041.txt
eula.1042.txt
eula.2052.txt
eula.3082.txt
vc_redist.msi
vc_redist.cab

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Cause

These temporary files are erroneously generated by the installer into the system root directory instead of the temp directory.

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Resolution

These files are unnecessary and can be safely deleted from the system. The functioning of the runtime library will not be affected by this.
Its a known bug and is planned to be fixed in VS2008 SP1.

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More Information

Redistributing Visual C++ Files (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms235299.aspx)
Please visit the Visual Studio home page on MSDN (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/default.aspx) for the latest updates

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APPLIES TO
• Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Academic Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Architecture Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Load Agent

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