Error in Installing .NET Framework on Windows 2012 and Windows 2012 R2

A few Days back , I was working on Installing SCORCH on Windows 2012 box . As a Prerequisite I had to Install .NEt Framework 3.5 on the server and While I tried to Install it using Server Manager it gave me Error Every time ( As Shown Below ) 


.NEt Framework not Getting Installted on Windows 2012 and Windows 2012 R2
.NEt Framework not Getting Installted on Windows 2012 and Windows 2012 R2


After a little thought process I found this Solution to the problem .

Enter the Windows 2012 Disc and then Enter the Following Command as an Admin ( You Might get an Error if you try to Execute the Command Using Normal User stating that Elevated User Rights are Required )


dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /all /Source:drive Name :\sources\sxs /LimitAccess

The Drive Name should be the Name of the Drive where you Windows CD is :

After you execute the command :

DISM Execution


Now , ON the Ass Server Roles Window Click on Specify an Alternate Source Path and then Enter the same path there (drive Name :\sources\sxs )


Install the .NET Framework 3.5 and the issue is solved .


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Published by Abheek Dutta

A perennial thrill-seeker with an avid interest in transforming and improving lives around the globe through the wonderful gift of technology, I am the Senior Vice President of Henson Group . My specialties include Leadership, problem-solving, and putting cutting-edge technology (Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning) in the hands of corporates, startups, and professionals. I have been obsessed with the idea of using technology to solve real-world problems. Having previously worked with global software giants like TCS and IBM, I now usually sit at my office at the World Trade Center, New York and Chandigarh , India. Among my greatest achievements, increasing the revenue of Henson Group by ten-folds in the past two years, remains my favorite along with the fact that Henson Group’s India center has now become ‘a center of excellence’ with its entire technical team being Microsoft certified. On the delivery side, I helped Henson Group attain the prestigious “ Azure Expert MSP Certification “ with Microsoft . Hailing from Jammu, my team has grown from five to 150 employees and associates in just two years. Even during COVID-19 era, our growth has soared while helping corporates, industries and startups to tide over many hurdles and challenges. Henson Group is recently featured at rank 132 in the Inc. 5000 Rating. Skillsets: Cloud Services, Managed Services Provider (MSP), Computers & Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Project management, Leadership , Cyber Security Mr. Dutta manages and monitors the performance of consultants and partners on engagements, communicating with the account executive, project teams, and customers. Works in close collaboration with the Microsoft project manager, providing hands-on project management expertise as required. Mr. Dutta provides direct oversight over the MSP Client Operations team responsible for managing MSP relationships with existing MSP clients and day to day operations of these accounts. Mr. Dutta oversees the Centralized Delivery Team that is responsible for high volume cloud migrations and MSP delivery to current clients. Team consists of over 120+ engineers and project managers.

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