Can setup.exe be redistributed and executed without Visual Studio installed?

Aug 6, 2009 at 12:18 AM
Edited Aug 6, 2009 at 12:21 AM



We would like to use the generated "setup.exe" and associated files for a 3rd party installer. 1) Is there any legal ramifications with this? 2) Can I run the setup.exe without Visual Studio installed? I just tried putting the generated setup on another machine, and when it was executed, it caused Visual Studio to launch and go through its first time configuration.

We like the setup, and would like to distribute it and use it to install our sharepoint products on customer sites. However, we cannot do this if there is a hard dependency on Visual Studio.

Thanks, Kurt