Azure Ad Connect dependencies


I had to reinstall all AD Connect (after uninstalling SQL Server Local Db and all Azure Tools).
I update MSVC++ to 2022 for both x64 et x86.
Now I have a clean fresh install.

All is OK. Sql 2019 LocalDB was installed (in my previous install it was a 2012 or 2016), that's nice :).

I just noticed that AADConnect didn't detect MSVC++2022 and MSVC++ 2013 12.0.21005 was installed.
Is it intentional to use this old version ?


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A Microsoft Entra identity service that provides identity management and access control capabilities. Replaces Azure Active Directory.
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  1. Shashi Shailaj 7,581 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @SupporttechniqueNolmInformatique-5312 Apologies for the delay in response on this. If I understand correctly , you would like to know why VC++ 2013 runtime is installed by the Azure AD connect when VC++ 2022 runtime is already installed on the server.

    The C++ runtimes are not generally backwards compatible always. The current version of Azure AD connect might still be using function's from the older VC++ 2013 runtime and hence it installed the same. Each of the runtime provides some feature implementations which older ones may or may not provide hence you saw this behavior. since the current version is dependent upon the older runtime hence it installs the same during product installation process .

    Hope the explanation helps. Let us know in case you have any further queries.

    Thank you .


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