Why wouldn't you just enable .NET 3.5 by default? RRS feed

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  • It is needed for many applications and drivers in the corporate world where admins have to manage large numbers of PCs. If you try to add the feature thru the Turn On Windows Features option it fails 90% of the times I have tried to add it with no adequate fix procedure available. It adds hours and hours of research and work to a simple installation task... ridiculous.
    • Edited by Brianwm Friday, October 4, 2019 10:03 PM
    Friday, October 4, 2019 10:00 PM

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  • .Net 4.0 was release in 2010. Any software that is still requiring .Net 3.5 is either 9 years old, or was not updated for 9 years. 

    The only problems activating the .Net 3.5 feature seems to occur when a WSUS server is missing the required updates. So a problem of the administrator.
    Saturday, October 5, 2019 3:30 PM
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    Monday, October 7, 2019 8:59 AM