You cannot distribute hotfix versions of the Microsoft
Visual C++ runtime by using the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Package. Additionally, any hotfix version of the Visual C++ 2005
Redistributable Package does not install the .pdb files.
This issue occurs because the runtime fixes are typically
distributed by using merge modules. This behavior is by design. However,
initial distribution of the runtime is sometimes performed by using the Visual
C++ 2005 Redistributable Package. This initial distribution does not support
side-by-side deployments and does not handle complex versioning
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. But the
hotfix is intended only to correct the problem that is described in this
article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific
problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not
severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next
Visual Studio 2005 service pack that contains this hotfix.
No prerequisites are required.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file
attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table.
The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To
find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time
Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.