Install the Redistributables

To install the Visual C++ Redistributables on the local machine, use Install-VcRedist. This function accepts the array of Visual C++ Redistributables passed from Get-VcList and installs the Visual C++ Redistributables downloaded to a local path with Save-VcRedist.

Install-VcRedist supports both passive installs (default) or silent installs with the -Silent parameter.


Required parameters

  • VcList - An array containing details of the Visual C++ Redistributables from Get-VcList

  • Path - A folder containing the downloaded Visual C++ Redistributables downloaded with Save-VcList

Optional parameters

  • Silent - Configures the MDT application quiet install command to be completely silent instead of using the default passive install command line


The following command will install the Visual C++ Redistributables already downloaded locally with Save-VcRedist to C:\Temp\VcRedist.

$VcList = Get-VcList
Install-VcRedist -Path C:\Temp\VcRedist -VcList $VcList

Fully silent install command line arguments can be specified with the -Silent parameter when installing the Redistributables.

Install-VcRedist -Path C:\Temp\VcRedist -VcList (Get-VcList) -Silent
Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables installed on the local PC