RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX
In order to have RadControls running, you will need to have ASP.NET AJAX installed on your development/production machine.
Each installation package comes in three types:
MSI file for automatic installation;The Windows Installer Package (MSI) files are intended for easy and automatic installation of a product. The MSI installer unpacks the controls on your computer in a folder in your Program Files named Telerik. Additionally, the installer package adds the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX help files to your VS.NET IDE and to your local copy of MSDN (if you have one installed). If selected in the Feature Selection screen, the installer automatically adds RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Visual Studio Extensions and populates your Visual Studio ToolBox with the RadControls.
ZIP file for manual (advanced) installation;The ZIP is used for manual (advanced) installs and for upgrading/updating purposes. The folder structure is different from the Windows Installer (MSI) package. You need to be familiar with with ASP.NET, IIS, setting permissions and creating virtual folders. It is a common practice to unpack the manual installation ZIP file directly to inetpub/wwwroot. Use the ZIP file for deploying on shared hosting.
The latest MSI and ZIP packages available for download already have all updates/HOTFIXES applied. There is no need to update them further.
If you already have Telerik RadControls installed by the MSI package, you can safely install an updated version - the installer will keep your existing installation. The new files will be placed in a separate folder and the new installation does not damage the common installer files. The new Telerik RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX installation may have an updated help too: it is registered with the correct namespace. You can see the updated Telerik RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX help in your help2 viewer.