This Windows server tutorial we will discuss how to solve Cannot install .NET Framework 3.5 features on Windows Server 2012 error in Windows server 2012.
Recently while trying to install SQL Server 2012 on my new HP ENVY TouchSmart (15-j109tx) (windows server 2012) to get my SharePoint 2013 environment ready, I faced the below error.
Cannot install .NET Framework 3.5 features on Windows Server 2012
The error message says: The following feature couldn’t be installed:
.NET Framework 3.5 (include .NET 2.0 and 3.0).
In this post, we will discuss how to resolve this issue.
The error message appears will like below:
Here you can not directly and install .NET Framework 3.5 since a higher version has been already installed.
But you can install it through PowerShell like below:
Install-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core -Source E:\sources\sxs
Here E drive is where you have installed your windows. And also if it did not work then please create the folder structure inside the installation drive (in my case E drive).
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Then it should work. And the error Cannot install .NET Framework 3.5 features on Windows Server 2012 should not come.
I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SPGuides.com
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