Instaling .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012… without install media

Today I hade a small issue a a customer which I thought I write down since repetition is a good thing…

I was installing SQL on a Windows Server 2012 and I needed .NET Framework… this tends to be a little tricky since I did not have the media… So here we go.

  1. Start the Group Policy Editor
  2. Go to Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – System
  3. Enable Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair and select Contact Windows Update directly to download repair content
  4. Use dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /all to start the install and wait for it to finish

That is all for today


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