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How to Install .NET 3.5 In Windows Server 2012 R2

Michael Douse
by Atlantic.Net (9posts) under VPS Hosting


Numerous applications will require Microsoft’s .NET framework to work correctly. By default, Windows Server 2012 R2 does not have .NET 3.5 installed. This article will explain how to install .NET 3.5 on your cloud server.

Installing .NET on Windows Server 2012 R2

Find and open the “Add Roles and Feature Wizard”

Open Server Manager

Server Manager

The easiest way to get there is through the server manager window.

In server manager select Add roles and features

Add roles and features

Click on “Add roles and features”. This will open a new window as shown below.

Select next

Before You Begin

Select role-based or feature-based installation

Installation Type

Under Server Selection select your server.

Server Selection

You should see only one server under the “Server Selection” window. This will be the case for most users that are not managing multiple servers. Otherwise, you will need to make sure to select the applicable server you wish to install .NET 3.5 on. Click Next to proceed.

The next window will drop you into the “Server Roles” category. You will need to click on the Features category to find “.NET Framework 3.5 Features”. Select the following and click Next to proceed with the installation confirmation.

Locate .NET Framework 3.5 Features and add .NET Framework 3.5

Select feature

Select install on Confirm Installation selection

Confirm Installation selection

Click the Install button and monitor for completion.

Verify Results

Verify Results

You now have .Net Framework 3.5 installed!

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