I've noticed that the VC 2013 x86 Redistributable installs itself every time, even if it has already been installed, and even if there is a more recent version already installed.

(The current version available from Microsoft is 12.0.40649 while the SetupBuilder version is still 12.0.12005)

It wouldn't be such a problem if the package wasn't so big that it may take several seconds to download/install, while displaying the associated"Extracting temporary Microsoft Visual C++ ... runtime files" and installation dialogs. Which has resulted from some complaints from our users in that our updates are more UI-intrusive than they would otherwise be.

Is this behavior normal? Perhaps it is out of your hands, but if so, can you suggest an optimum approach to script around it? (It would be very helpful if such logic was built in to the redistributable script!)