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Can not install 3.5 framework on windows 2012 R2 datacenter RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am not able install .net framework 3.5 on windows 2012 R2 datacenter version. Installation throws error

    “Do you want to specify an alternate source path? One or more installation selections are missing source files…”

    i have attached error screen shot for your reference. 

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 9:27 PM

Answers

  • Hello Shyamal and Ashutosh,

    The source file could not be download is the reason for your issue. Are you able to find your OS installation media and check the offline installer to install?

    Please see here, we use the following command when install:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh506443(v=vs.110).aspx

    DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:d:\sources\sxs                    

    where:

    • /Online targets the operating system you're running (instead of an offline Windows image).

    • /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 specifies that you want to enable the .NET Framework 3.5.

    • /All enables all parent features of the .NET Framework 3.5.

    • /LimitAccess prevents DISM from contacting Windows Update.

    • /Source specifies the location of the files needed to restore the feature (in this example, the D:\sources\sxs directory).

    It is using d:\sources\sxs folder which is actually from your installation media. Or you may try search for a offline installer. Not online content.

    Regards,



    Barry
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    Thursday, August 14, 2014 7:23 AM
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  • Hi,

    I am not able install .net framework 3.5 on windows 2012 R2 datacenter version. Installation throws error

    “Do you want to specify an alternate source path? One or more installation selections are missing source files…”

    i have attached error screen shot for your reference. 


    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 9:28 PM
  • Hello Shyamal and Ashutosh,

    The source file could not be download is the reason for your issue. Are you able to find your OS installation media and check the offline installer to install?

    Please see here, we use the following command when install:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh506443(v=vs.110).aspx

    DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:d:\sources\sxs                    

    where:

    • /Online targets the operating system you're running (instead of an offline Windows image).

    • /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 specifies that you want to enable the .NET Framework 3.5.

    • /All enables all parent features of the .NET Framework 3.5.

    • /LimitAccess prevents DISM from contacting Windows Update.

    • /Source specifies the location of the files needed to restore the feature (in this example, the D:\sources\sxs directory).

    It is using d:\sources\sxs folder which is actually from your installation media. Or you may try search for a offline installer. Not online content.

    Regards,



    Barry
    We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.
    Click HERE to participate the survey.

    Thursday, August 14, 2014 7:23 AM
    Moderator