.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 R2 X64 -- SP1 won't install RRS feed

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  • I was attempting to install SQL Server 2008 on my newly built Windows Server 2008 R2 X64 system.  I initially received an error that said "Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installation has failed" SQL Server 2008 Setup requires ...

    Next, I attempted to download 3.5 and install it and received a message that I would need to install the Role.  So, I enabled the role and .NET Frameowrk 3.5.1, Windows Process Activation Service Support and HTTP Activation, TCP Activation, and Named Pipes Activation were installed as a result.  (Or so I think)

    I tried to run the SQL 2008 installer again and ran into the error. 

    So, I downloaded dotnetfx35.exe (for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1) -- the full version and I attempted to install it as administrator.  It looks like it unpacks the files, but then it just stops with no message.  I don't think it ever installs anything. 

    I cannot seem to get around this.  Can you guys please provide some guidance? 


    Thursday, March 17, 2011 11:42 PM