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Why does Microsoft Visual C++ make a network connection to microsoft.com during installation?

During installation of our labviewn runtime engines, multiple Microsoft Visual C++ are being installed.
It seems that a network connection is being made to go.microsoft.com during this installation.
Why is this connection made? are files being downloaded or licenses checked somehow?

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I don't know. About the setup, you should better ask in vs-setup.html . So change your tag.
Regards, Guido

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Hi @NelisDenys-2630,

I suppose that the LabVIEW runtime engine requires some DLLs or framework of Microsoft Visual C++ to run. So the Microsoft Visual C++ will make a network connection to fetch more information about installation and update.


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Sincerely,
Anna



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Hi @AnnaXiu-MSFT ,

Thank you for your answer. Interesting. But for a succesful install, the computer does not need to be online, so I guess this can't be to actually download.
So this would rather be some kind of telemetric, to check versions or compatibility?

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Thank you for your sharing. That's also a possibility.

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