Role Management Must Be Used to Install .NET 3.5

Currently on Windows Server, .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 comes as a feature in Server Manager. Since this is a feature of the operating system, Windows does not allow installation during normal program installation. This feature must be installed separate from the program.

Download the Corresponding Installation File

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Click the All Programs button.
  3. Highlight Administrative Tools and select Server Manager.
  4. In the Server Manager Interface, click Features.
  5. Select Add Features to display a list of possible features.
  6. In the Select Features interface, expand .NET Framework 3.5.1 Features.
  7. Check the box next to .NET Framework 3.5.1 and click Next.
  8. In the Confirm Installation Selections interface, review the selections and then click Install.
  9. Allow the installation process to complete.
  10. Click Close.
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