Can we uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable from AD server?

Saheb, Babu 20 Reputation points

Can we uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable from AD server? Is there any dependency on AD server.

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  1. Dave Patrick 351.5K Reputation points MVP

    Windows does not install or use the C++ runtime, most likely is some application installed that was installed is responsible, but not active directory domain services.

    If this is worrisome then the simplest solution may be to stand up a new one for replacement.

    I'd use dcdiag / repadmin tools to verify health correcting all errors found before starting any operations. Then stand up the new one, patch it fully, license it, join existing domain, add active directory domain services, promote it also making it a GC (recommended), transfer FSMO roles over (optional), transfer pdc emulator role (optional), use dcdiag / repadmin tools to again verify health, when all is good you can decommission / demote old one.

    --please don't forget to upvote and Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--

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  1. Olaf Helper 28,781 Reputation points

    Many application/services depends on VC++ 2000 Redist, if you uninstall it, you will harm (crash) your system.

    Why do you want to do so?

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