Windows 2012 Server: Enable .NET 3.5



Windows Server 2012 (WS2012) is a powerful and versatile operating system designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. One of the features of WS2012 is the ability to enable the .NET 3.5 framework, which is necessary for some software applications to run. In this article, we’ll discuss how to enable .NET 3.5 in WS2012.

To begin, you’ll need to open the Server Manager, which can be done by clicking the Server Manager icon in the taskbar. Once the Server Manager has been opened, you’ll need to navigate to the “Features” section. To do this, click the “Features” icon in the left side panel.

Once you’ve clicked the “Features” icon, you’ll be presented with the list of available features. Now, you’ll need to scroll down until you find the entry for “.NET Framework 3.5 Features”. Once you’ve located this entry, you’ll need to click the “Add Features” button.

After you’ve clicked the “Add Features” button, you’ll be presented with a dialog box asking you to confirm the installation of the .NET Framework 3.5. To confirm the installation, you’ll need to click the “Install” button.

After you’ve clicked the “Install” button, the installation process will begin. The installation process may take some time to complete, depending on your computer’s speed and the size of the .NET Framework 3.5 package.

Once the installation process has completed, you’ll be presented with a dialog box informing you that the .NET Framework 3.5 has been successfully installed. You can then click the “Close” button.

At this point, the .NET Framework 3.5 has been successfully installed on your WS2012 server. You can now use the .NET Framework 3.5 to run software that requires it.

To verify that .NET Framework 3.5 is enabled on your WS2012 server, you’ll need to navigate to the “Programs and Features” section of the Control Panel. To do this, you’ll need to click the “Control Panel” icon in the lower right corner of the screen. Once the Control Panel has been opened, you’ll need to select the “Programs and Features” icon.

Once the “Programs and Features” icon has been selected, you’ll be presented with a list of installed programs and features. Scroll down until you find the entry for “.NET Framework 3.5 Features”. If the entry is present and has a check mark next to it, then .NET Framework 3.5 has been successfully enabled on your WS2012 server.

In conclusion, we have discussed how to enable the .NET Framework 3.5 on a Windows Server 2012 server. The process is fairly straightforward and should take only a few minutes. Once the .NET Framework 3.5 is enabled, you can then use it to run software that requires it.

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