Many people have scratched their heads trying to figure out how to add the .NET Framework 2.0 to their InstallShield installation project. They look and look in the Redistributables view, but it is nowhere to be found.
That’s because it’s not there. You have to go to the Release Wizard.
Here is a screenshot of the .NET Framework panel in the Release Wizard:
Add the .NET Framework 2.0 redistributable from the Release Wizard
Here, I have selected to include the 2.0 version of the framework, it will be extracted from Setup.exe (this example is a Single Exe release), and we are delaying reboot until after the installation completes.
Next time, you’ll know where to find it.