Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Layer Definition File
This Layer Definition File (LDF) lets you create a layer that contains the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 runtime without the need to capture the installation. This provides a solution for creating the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 runtime on a system without encountering the issues related to attempting to capture an installation that supports transactions.
Please see the following two articles for more information on the issue this LDF file solves:
- Symantec Workspace Virtualization v6.1 SP1 or greater
- Symantec Workspace Virtualization Layer Definition Tool. Download.
The steps for creating the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 runtime Layer are as follows.
1. Extract the download that accompanies this article to your desktop (VCredist-8.0.50727.42-x.x.x.x.zip - where -x.x.x.x is the LDF version).
2. Double-Click the .EXE (VCredist-8.0.50727.42-x.x.x.x.EXE is a self-extracting zip). This invokes swvldf.exe (Layer Definition Tool) with the proper parameters to create the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 runtime Layer.
NOTE: As a safety precaution, right click the extracted .exe file, select properties and check the "Digital Signatures" tab and ensure that "Symantec Corporation" appears in the Signature List. If the .EXE is not digitially signed with the Symantec Certificate do not run the executable on your system.