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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.4

Visual C++ Redistributable Package
Visual C++ Redistributable Package Technology

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Description: The Visual C++ Redistributable Package is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that supports applications running on Microsoft Visual C++. This technology provides standard libraries which allow applications developed with Visual C++ to function on a computer that does not have Visual C++ installed. The Visual C++ Redistributable Package installs runtime packages of C++ Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC), C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism (C++ AMP) and Open Multi-Processing (OpenMP) libraries. The libraries are required to run applications that are developed by using the corresponding version of Visual C++.

This technology does not utilize a database, as files are saved to the user`s local drive.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.1
Decision Date: 01/29/2020
Aliases: Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio; MSVC
Introduced By: SCCM
Vendor Name: Microsoft
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (01/29/2020).