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Deploy .NET Framework 3.5 by using Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM)

Updated: October 20, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1

You can use the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) command-line tool to create a modified image to deploy .NET Framework 3.5.

ImportantImportant
For images that will support more than one language, you must add .NET Framework 3.5 binaries before adding any language packs. This order ensures that .NET Framework 3.5 language resources are installed correctly in the reference image and available to users and applications.

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  1. Open a command prompt with administrator user rights (Run as Administrator) in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

  2. To Install .NET Framework 3.5 feature files from Windows Update, use the following command:

    DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All 
    
    
    Use /All to enable all parent features of the specified feature. For more information on DISM arguments, see Enable or Disable Windows Features Using DISM.

  3. On Windows 8 PCs, after installation .NET Framework 3.5 is displayed as enabled in Turn Windows features on or off in Control Panel. For Windows Server 2012 systems, feature installation state can be viewed in Server Manager.

  1. Run the following DISM command (image mounted to the c:\test\offline folder and the installation media in the D:\drive) to install .NET 3.5:

    DISM /Image:C:\test\offline /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:D:\sources\sxs
    
    
    Use /All to enable all parent features of the specified feature.

    Use /LimitAccess to prevent DISM from contacting Windows Update/WSUS.

    Use /Source to specify the location of the files that are needed to restore the feature.

    To use DISM from an installation of the Windows ADK, locate the Windows ADK servicing folder and navigate to this directory. By default, DISM is installed at C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\. You can install DISM and other deployment and imaging tools, such as Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM), on another supported operating system from the Windows ADK. For information about DISM-supported platforms, see DISM Supported Platforms.



  2. Run the following command to look up the status of .NET Framework 3.5 (offline image mounted to c:\test\offline):

    DISM /Image:c:\test\offline /Get-Features /Format:Table
    
    A status of Enable Pending indicates that the image must be brought online to complete the installation.

You can use DISM to add .NET Framework 3.5 and provide access to the \sources\SxS folder on the installation media to an installation of Windows® that is not connected to the Internet.

  1. Open a command prompt with administrator user rights (Run as Administrator) in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

  2. To install .NET Framework 3.5 from installation media located on the D: drive, use the following command:

    DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:d:\sources\sxs
    
    
    Use /All to enable all parent features of the specified feature.

    Use /LimitAccess to prevent DISM from contacting Windows Update/WSUS.

    Use /Source to specify the location of the files that are needed to restore the feature.

    For more information on DISM arguments, see Enable or Disable Windows Features Using DISM.

On Windows 8 PCs, after installation, .NET Framework 3.5 is displayed as enabled in Turn Windows features on or off in Control Panel.

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