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How do you deploy .Net 4.0 using Active Directory. RRS feed

  • Question

  • There appears to be no deployment guide for .NET Framework 4 Full. Can someone provide the steps to include .Net 4.0 into a Group Policy so we can deploy to all our computers via Active Directory?

    For example 3.5 has an excellent guide for ".NET Framework 3.5 Deployment Guide for Administrators." This is what we need for 4.0.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc160717.aspx

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 8:46 PM

Answers

  • We ended up creating an unattended windows login script that installed .net 4.0 for us. That is the only way we could effectively install it. It seemed to work for now.

    • Marked as answer by Figo Fei Monday, May 3, 2010 2:17 AM
    Thursday, April 29, 2010 8:05 PM

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  • Hi TB1MWH,

    We have published the .NET Framework 4 Deployment Guide for Administrator at:http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ee390831(v=VS.100).aspx

    Hope it helps.

    Thanks.


    Figo Fei
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    Friday, April 16, 2010 1:22 AM
  • We are still working on the document because it requires system_center_configuration_manager_2007 which we do not have installed. This beast of a software has a ton of requirements.

    Is there anyway to get an MSI and make this process very easy?

    Friday, April 16, 2010 6:57 PM
  • Hi

    .NET Framework 4 has redistributable package available at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a391abd-25c1-4fc0-919f-b21f31ab88b7&displaylang=en, which includes .NET Framework runtime and associated files that are required to run and develop applications to target the .NET Framework 4.

    Thanks.


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    Monday, April 19, 2010 2:15 AM
  • The redistributable package is an EXE and not an MSI. In .Net 3.5 there was an easy tutorial showing one how to extract the MSI an easily distribute via GPO. 4.0 is a real pain as one has one to use system_center_configuration_manager_2007. Is an MSI available?
    Monday, April 19, 2010 12:22 PM
  • Hi TB1MWH,

    In the deployment guide: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ee390831(v=VS.100).aspx it shows the steps of deploying the .NET Framework 4 by using Configuration Manager 2007: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ee390831(v=VS.100).aspx#creating_a_package.

    dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe is the Full Framework SKU that you must install on any supported 64-bit OS. This will also install on any supported 32-bit OS.
    If you are redistributing the Full Framework with your application you most likely want to redist this package as it can install on both 32 and 64 bit OS’s. (you can extract the MSIs from it by using /x command)

    Thanks.


    Figo Fei
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    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 2:17 AM
  • Figo Fei,

    After following the instructions we figured out that this solution will absolutely not work. We do not have Configuration Manager 2007 nor do we want to use it. I was under the impression that one only needed CM2007 to create the package then it could be used in GPO.

    So lets restart this thread completely with my first post.

    There appears to be no deployment guide for .NET Framework 4 Full. Can someone provide the steps to include .Net 4.0 into a Group Policy so we can deploy to all our computers via Active Directory? .Net 3.5 has an excellent deployment guide that works great.

    When will Microsoft release .Net 4.0 to WSUS, that would solve all our problems.

     

    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 8:27 PM
  • I'm with you on that one - why isn't .Net 4 available on WSUS as an optional update?  What's the holdup?
    Thursday, April 29, 2010 5:31 PM
  • Agree on WSUS! the sooner the better.

    Thursday, April 29, 2010 7:54 PM
  • We ended up creating an unattended windows login script that installed .net 4.0 for us. That is the only way we could effectively install it. It seemed to work for now.

    • Marked as answer by Figo Fei Monday, May 3, 2010 2:17 AM
    Thursday, April 29, 2010 8:05 PM
  • Would you mind sharing that script?
    Tuesday, May 18, 2010 4:04 PM
  • Hello,

    Can you please share the script? Please send me on v.2susgu@live.com 

    It will be so nice and easier job for me to deploy the .NET in one go.

    Thank You..

    Sushant

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 4:52 AM
  • Hey email me the script please - tpaljr63@cox.net
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:42 PM
  • There is no need for a script, 4.0 has been released on WSUS so one can just approve it there.

    "dotnetfx4.exe" copied to folder accessable by GPO. The problem with this script is that it does not check if .net is already installed.

    Have your GPO call this .BAT file.

    "\\network\GPO Software Installs\DotNetFx4\dotnetfx4.exe" /q /norestart

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 2:41 PM
  • Would it be possible for you to post this scrip??
    Friday, July 13, 2012 8:40 PM