ConfigMgr OSD – Enable .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 has the .NET Framework 4.5.1 enabled by default. If you need .NET Framework 3.5 which also includes support for .NET 3.0, and 2.0, then you must enable the feature as it is not enabled by default.However to enable it you need access to the content of the Sources\SXS folder that resides on the Windows 8.1 installation media. More details are described in the MSDN article Installing the .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8 Read More …

ToolTip: .NET Version Detector

Curious about what .NET versions you have installed? Here’s a nice small FREE standalone utility that tells you what .NET versions are included by default within what Windows operating system version and what versions you have actually installed on your client / server. .NET Version Detector can be downloaded from here

ToolTip: .NET Framework Setup Verification Tool

This .NET Framework setup verification tool is designed to automatically perform a set of steps to verify the installation state of one or more versions of the .NET Framework on a computer.  It will verify the presence of files, directories, registry keys and values for the .NET Framework.  It will also verify that simple applications that use the .NET Framework can be run correctly. More details and download links can be found on Aaron Stebner’s Read More …

Leftover files after .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 installation

Some of you might have noticed that after installing the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1, there can be a leftover folder in the root of the system as shown in the picture below. We identified this issue right after .NET 3.5 SP1 was installed,  and found out soon that we were not the only ones having this issue. Microsoft describes this behavior in KB951847 and confirms the folder can be deleted. After you install Read More …