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Installing .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Language Packs on Windows Server 2008 R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to install the the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 language packs onto Windows Server 2008 R2. However, I get a dialog indicating that I must use the Role Management tools to install this. I know how to install .NET Framework 3.5, as there is an option in the Server Manager Add Feature Wizard. However, I can't find anything related to language packs. Does anybody know how to do this?

    Thanks
    Thursday, February 4, 2010 9:56 PM

Answers

  • Hi Jonathan,

    Based on your description, it seems that you want to install .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Language Pack on your Windows Server 2008 R2 machine.

    As we know, to turn on the feature of .NET 3.5.1, we can go to Start menu >> Administrative Tools >> Server Manager.
    In Server Manager, please select "Features" >> Add Features >> Check the box next to Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1. Then follow the wizard to complete the installation.

    For Windows Server 2008 R2 (all editions), it includes the .NET Framework 3.5.1 as an OS component. This means you will get the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 plus a few post 3.5 SP1 bug fixes. The feature of 3.5 SP1 can be added or removed via the Programs and Features control panel.
    For more information, please check: http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2007/03/14/mailbag-what-version-of-the-net-framework-is-included-in-what-version-of-the-os.aspx

    For the installation failure of .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 language pack on Windows Server 2008, the cause would be that the matching operating system language pack is not installed.

    After some search, in .NET Framework 3.5 Readme file, I found:


    To resolve this issue:

    Install the matching operating system language pack before you install the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.  You can obtain the operating system language pack.


    Thus, for your concern, you might try to turn off the feature of .NET Framework 3.5.1 >> download and install the matching operating system language pack from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=03831393-EEF7-48A5-A69F-0CE72B883DF2&displaylang=en >> turn on the feature of .NET Framework 3.5.1.

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
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    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Friday, February 12, 2010 2:48 AM
    Friday, February 5, 2010 6:47 AM

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  • Hi Jonathan,

    Based on your description, it seems that you want to install .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Language Pack on your Windows Server 2008 R2 machine.

    As we know, to turn on the feature of .NET 3.5.1, we can go to Start menu >> Administrative Tools >> Server Manager.
    In Server Manager, please select "Features" >> Add Features >> Check the box next to Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1. Then follow the wizard to complete the installation.

    For Windows Server 2008 R2 (all editions), it includes the .NET Framework 3.5.1 as an OS component. This means you will get the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 plus a few post 3.5 SP1 bug fixes. The feature of 3.5 SP1 can be added or removed via the Programs and Features control panel.
    For more information, please check: http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2007/03/14/mailbag-what-version-of-the-net-framework-is-included-in-what-version-of-the-os.aspx

    For the installation failure of .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 language pack on Windows Server 2008, the cause would be that the matching operating system language pack is not installed.

    After some search, in .NET Framework 3.5 Readme file, I found:


    To resolve this issue:

    Install the matching operating system language pack before you install the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.  You can obtain the operating system language pack.


    Thus, for your concern, you might try to turn off the feature of .NET Framework 3.5.1 >> download and install the matching operating system language pack from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=03831393-EEF7-48A5-A69F-0CE72B883DF2&displaylang=en >> turn on the feature of .NET Framework 3.5.1.

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
    MSDN Subscriber Support in Forum
    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact msdnmg@microsoft.com
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
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    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Friday, February 12, 2010 2:48 AM
    Friday, February 5, 2010 6:47 AM
  • Hi Jonathan,

    Does the above suggestion work?

    If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
    MSDN Subscriber Support in Forum
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    Monday, February 8, 2010 3:52 AM
  • Hi Jonathan,

    I've marked my reply as answer. If you have any concern, you can unmark my reply and let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
    MSDN Subscriber Support in Forum
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    Friday, February 12, 2010 2:48 AM
  • I've got the same problem, i.e. I cannot install .net framework 3.5 sp1, instead I get the message "you must use the role management tool".  I don't have any need for languages other than English, so I'm confused as to why I need to install the multilingual language packs?  Could there be another cause to this problem?

     

    Monday, March 29, 2010 9:03 PM