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.net 2.5 framework in Windows server 2012 RRS feed

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  • Hello

    Can you please clarify if it is possible to run .net 2.5 framework in Windows 2012 server? I am hearing that we may have to use .net 3.5 only. We have several applications in .net 2.5 that are running in Windows 2003. We may be moving to Windows 2012 soon. So wanted to check the compatibiity. Thanks in advance

    Friday, December 12, 2014 7:27 AM

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  • I'm not sure what you mean by ".NET 2.5", because there is no such version.

    If you are referring to .NET 2.0, that is the base framework for versions 2.0/3.0/3.5. .NET 2.0 is the base, full, framework, and 3.0 and 3.5 are extensions to 2.0.

    The bottom line is that if the Windows version in question supports or includes .NET 3.5, that means you get 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5.

    Here is an article about enabling .NET 3.5 in WS 2012:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn482071.aspx

    If you have additional concerns, please post back :-)

    Friday, December 12, 2014 3:43 PM

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  • I'm not sure what you mean by ".NET 2.5", because there is no such version.

    If you are referring to .NET 2.0, that is the base framework for versions 2.0/3.0/3.5. .NET 2.0 is the base, full, framework, and 3.0 and 3.5 are extensions to 2.0.

    The bottom line is that if the Windows version in question supports or includes .NET 3.5, that means you get 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5.

    Here is an article about enabling .NET 3.5 in WS 2012:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn482071.aspx

    If you have additional concerns, please post back :-)

    Friday, December 12, 2014 3:43 PM
  • Addition to pvdg42, please check your applications again if they are built on .net framework 2.5. There is no application which can be built in .Net 2.5 platform. 
    Sunday, December 14, 2014 6:27 AM