How to Find the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Download for Fusion Middleware 11g/12c Installations

(Doc ID 2270179.1)

Last updated on MAY 31, 2017

Applies to:

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


-- 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.


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 is 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."


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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