Download the Redistributables

To download the Visual C++ Redistributables to a local folder, use Save-VcRedist. This will read the array of Visual C++ Redistributables returned from Get-VcList and download each one to a local folder specified in -Path. Use the -Release or -Architecture parameters in Get-VcList to filter for specific Visual C++ Redistributables.

Save-VcRedist downloads the Redistribuables and returns the array passed from Get-VcList to the pipeline so that it can be passed to other functions Install-VcRedist.


Required parameters

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

  • Path - A folder to downloaded Visual C++ Redistributables into

Optional parameters

  • ForceWebRequest - Forces the use of Invoke-WebRequest over Start-BitsTransfer. Useful for when running Server Core


To download the default list of Redistributables to C:\Temp\VcRedist, use the following command:

New-Item C:\Temp\VcRedist -ItemType Directory
Get-VcList | Save-VcRedist -Path C:\Temp\VcRedist

Redistribuables are downloaded into the target folder:

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables installed on the local PC