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.NET Framework 1.1 Installer for Innosetup

, 22 May 2004
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An innosetup install script that detects which dependencies to download from Microsoft, dowloads and installs them with little user intervention.


Here is an Innosetup script I wrote that installs the dotnet framework. It's pretty intuitive I think. I couldn't find any extensive ones when I was searching and working on it, so I thought I'd post it.

It detects if the following are installed, and then downloads from Microsoft (if they aren't in a root \dependencies folder already) and installs them for the user without prompting them. IE 6 prompts for a download location (this could be changed to a total quiet install, but there would be a long wait with no status updates).

  • NT4 sp6a - required by dotnet, when on nt4
  • IE 6 - required by dotnet
  • MDAC 2.8 - My app needed it
  • Jet 4.0 sp3 - dao 3.6 isn't included in mdac 2.7...
  • .NET 1.1

The setup does skip the application directory dialog if an exclusive reboot is needed (I disabled the app dir wizard page FYI, you'll want to re-enable that).

Those who are looking for alternative ways to install .net services might want to consider using things like InstallUtil and net start and net stop. The base functions, as well as some misc functions that I use personally, are also included in the script.

Thanks IS, ISX and ISXDL authors!

Here's a link to my original post:


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Comments and Discussions framework 1.1 causes that when you start windows ask for administrator to log in Pinmemberzionlion4-Sep-09 17:57 
GeneralA more straight forward script PinmemberPriyank Bolia3-May-08 9:41 
General.NET Framework 1.1/2.0/3.5 installer script Pinmemberstfx14-Oct-07 0:20 
QuestionAn offline installer PinmemberMarco Tenuti21-Oct-06 20:47 
AnswerRe: An offline installer PinmemberTed Ehrich8-Nov-06 14:42 
GeneralInstShellExec Pinmemberpana200610-Aug-06 7:17 
GeneralRe: InstShellExec [modified] PinmemberTed Ehrich13-Aug-06 18:02 
GeneralNote: The Microsoft URL's are outdated PinmemberTed Ehrich26-Apr-06 15:05 
GeneralRe: Note: The Microsoft URL's are outdated [modified] PinmemberSolel25-Aug-06 0:05 
GeneralGreat work - have u tried .NET 2.0 with it? [modified] PinmemberLightingToGo2-Mar-06 8:27 
GeneralRe: Great work - have u tried .NET 2.0 with it? PinmemberTed Ehrich26-Apr-06 15:26 
AnswerDetecting .NET 2.0 Pinmemberrazva28-Oct-06 12:01 
GeneralScript error Pinmembernmg1968-Jul-05 2:59 
GeneralRe: Script error PinmemberTed Ehrich26-Apr-06 15:24 
GeneralRe: Script error Pinmembernmg19626-Apr-06 23:33 
GeneralRe: Script error PinmemberTed Ehrich27-Apr-06 7:49 
GeneralRe: Script error [modified] PinmemberGlaucioSilva14-May-09 5:21 
GeneralProblem with ISTools Update Pinmemberstroi28-Dec-04 11:49 
GeneralRe: Problem with ISTools Update Pinmemberstockman0127-Apr-05 12:13 
GeneralThanks much! PinmemberOkeno Palmer11-Oct-04 22:17 
GeneralFind path Pinmembernaormeir28-Jun-04 21:33 
GeneralFix for Win98SE PinsussAndreas Wente2-Jun-04 2:13 
GeneralRe: Fix for Win98SE [modified] PinmemberGlaucioSilva14-May-09 5:18 
GeneralMissing isxdl.iss Pinmemberanandasim25-May-04 22:50 
GeneralRe: Missing isxdl.iss PinmemberAsper3326-May-04 19:12 
GeneralRe: Missing isxdl.iss PinmemberGrut26-May-04 22:52 
GeneralRe: Missing isxdl.iss PinmemberAsper3327-May-04 5:58 
GeneralRe: Missing isxdl.iss Pinmembersoslo23-Jan-05 17:26 

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