Shibboleth IdP 4.1.4 on Windows 2019 server

Michael Grady mgrady at
Thu Aug 5 14:33:34 UTC 2021

> On Aug 5, 2021, at 9:23 AM, Michael Grady <mgrady at> wrote:
> Question on that PreReq in the wiki install notes -- it says  
>   "You should install and download the "Visual C++ redistributable packages for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019".  At the time of writing this is available from this link <>.  You need the file vc_redist.x64.exe  (or vc_redist.x86.exe  for a 32 bit install)."
> Which sounds "odd", because one would think that would be "download and install" versus what it says. One doesn't actually need to then actually run that executable, does one? I was taking it to mean that executable needed to be present, not that it needed to be run to make some underlying changes to the system.

To be clear, I did download it, and then clicked on it to install it. But I did not then try to run anything that it installed.

Michael A. Grady
IAM Architect, Unicon, Inc.

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