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How to add .NET 3.5 feature without an Internet connection and without Windows 8 DVD?

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  • Hi,

    To my knowledge there are only 2 ways to add the .NET 3.5 feature in Windows 8: 

    1. Download it with an internet connection

    2. Install it with a dism.exe command line targetting the sources of Windows 8 DVD (dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /Source:d:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess)

    However i deploy a rich client application and many customers have restricted access to the Internet, even if they have one, i cannot ask them to download 10 times .NET 3.5 for 10 machines. I also cannot ask them to use the Windows 8 DVD, sometimes they don't have it, they only have a recovery image of their machine (delivered when they bought the laptop).

    Can we add .NET 3.5 feature with a standalone setup?

    Thanks.

    Olivier

    Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:16 PM

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