Alas I have to deploy dot net 3.5 to make an application work. Well it actually requires 2.0 but I may as well do the latest version.
Question is, has anyone done this via group policy? I don't fancy using WSUS as this is a massive install so I would like to push it out via AD on a room by room basis.
Microsoft don't really give you a solution, just basically a command line to run the .exe installer.
It depends on which 3.5 package you install. Sorry, should have made that clearer.
Yes its the latest 3.5 that includes earlier versions. I haven't tried using WSUS as this tends be more less predictable as to when the installs occur (as opposed to a GP which will install on next reboot)
I guess theres always a manual install - its a big package and can cause problems if it goes wrong!
.NET 3.5 SP1 includes SP2 for .NET 2.0 and 3.0 just to clarify You still need to install each version in turn.
I'm going to try a small WSUS group installing .NET 2 first - even that is a 200mb installer by the looks of it
I tried to deploy 3.5 with a GPO (to the whole site) and it broke SIMS I then had to do another GPO to uninstall 3.5 and reinstall 2.0 - which worked but was time consuming
You can download a full installer which is the complete 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1. I think this is it: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...c-fe5076bba986.
Yes, it is big! I stopped installing .NET framework by GPO after we had endless issues. We put it in the base image, and manually install the machines not recently re-imaged that need it.
I used to deploy using GPO but I ran into some odd issues like I couldn't uninstall .NET2.0 once a service pack had been applied it failed to remove be tried at every reboot. In the end I had to uninstall each superseeding version all the way back to 2.0 it would then uninstall. After that I used WSUS and it's been no problem ever since just do it at the next half term as .NET 3.5 can take a while on even half decent PC's.
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