VcRedist is a PowerShell module for managing the lifecycle of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables.

The module enables the download of the Redistributables for installing locally, or creating applications in the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and System Center Configuration Manager to install the Redistributables for reference images or operating system deployments. All downloads are direct from the Microsoft Downloads site and are therefore only from a trusted source.


The Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables are a core component of any Windows desktop deployment (physical PCs or virtual desktops). Multiple versions are commonly deployed to support various applications, thus they need to be imported into your deployment solution or installed locally. The aim of this module is to simplify obtaining, deploying an updating to the current versions of the Redistributables.

Supported vs. Unsupported Redistributables

The module includes two manifests that list the supported Redistributables or all available Redistributables making it simple to download and deploy the Redistributes required for your environment.

It is important to understand that Microsoft no longer supports and provides security updates for certain Redistributables. The list of supported Redistributables is maintained here Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables. Deployment of unsupported Redistributables should be done at your own risk.