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How to deploy Debug CRT VS2008 msvcr90d.dll on W7 test machine?

Tim Stevens asked:

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Hello all,

Firstly, release builds are fine. I need help with Debug builds on a couple of test machines - not end-user machines.

I have a 3rd-party DLL that's been built as Debug with VS2008. My VC++ code uses this, & compiles in 2010 or 2012 (in W7). However to build & run in 2012 or 2010 on my dev machines, I need to also have VS2008 installed, just so that the Debug CRT DLLs are available, so that my 3rd-party DLL can load (as part of my VS2012 Debug app). I appreciate that I'm not allowed to redistribute the debug DLLs.

I'd like to avoid having to install VS2008 on all my dev machines. So I need to deploy the VS 2008 version of msvcr90d.dll on those machines. However I've been unable to do this. I've read various articles about manifests, about removing the public-key from the Microsoft.VC90.DebugCRT.manifest file (or not). I've tried adding this manifest file to my VS2012 project, but nothing works. I can link, but not run.

Has anyone actually managed to get the debug VS2008 CRT dll msvcr90d.dll installed on a machine that doesn't have VS2008 installed? I don't want to add it to the winsxs system cache - I just want a side-by-side install for testing my app.

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