Enable .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2012

While playing with the new Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Client I found out that the .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 option was grey out and not available. After doing some digging and reading several forum I found the answer.

Steps to enable .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 in Windows Server 2012
1. Open a Command Prompt with Administrator Priveledges
2. type: dism /online /enable-feature /all /featurename:netfx3 /source:d:sourcessxs /limitaccess

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5 thoughts on “Enable .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2012”

  1. The GUI options would be to go through Server Manager -> Local Server -> Roles and Features -> Tasks -> Add Roles and Features -> Next -> Next -> Next -> Next -> Select .NET Framekwork 3.5 Features -> Install

    • When you go thru the GUI, it ask for the source of the files and if you do not have the source it is a pain. This way you can just add it to your build process. 🙂


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