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How to Find the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Download for Fusion Middleware 11g/12c Installations (Doc ID 2270179.1)

Last updated on MARCH 24, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


A summary of the history:

-- Beginning with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g (, Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2008 became a requirement.

-- Beginning with Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c, Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2012 became a requirement.

-- Beginning with, it was found that different products require different Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable versions and thus multiple installations are required.


FMW 11g System Requirements Guide
7.7 Installing Microsoft Visual C++ on Windows for System Components

"You can download this software from the following URL:"

--> This is not correct, and Doc Bug 26095721 was filed

FMW 12c System Requirements Guide
1.8.4 Installing Microsoft Visual C++ for Oracle HTTP Server on Windows

"You can download this software from the following URL: "

--> This was correct, but was removed from Microsoft's website saying "We're sorry, this download is no longer available."

FMW 12c System Requirements Guide
Windows Operating Systems Requirements

--> This Link states requires different or multiple versions of Microsoft Visual C++ 2010, 2012, and 2013 depending on what you are installing.


The Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable must be obtained from Microsoft and the downloads may be difficult to find, documentation incorrect, or Microsoft has changed the locations.

This document is created to track the location and changes for Microsoft's Visual C++ Redistributable


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