.NET 3.5 off line install from DVD

Unable to install .NET3.5 from roles because of no internet connection?
Note: .NET 3.5 needed for SQL 2014 and other applications

Follow this guideline https://support.microsoft.com/en-ie/kb/2734782

In summary:

  • Insert W2012R2 install disk
  • Run CMD with Admin privileges
  • Run the below command (change drive letter to correct DVD drive)
Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /Source:<drive>:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess

Note - a better way to do this than above - is simply to use the GUI - and when it says it cannot find the source - there is an link at the bottom of the page and enter the source location, e.g. if the microsoft DVD is in the D drive the source would be:

  • vendors/microsoft/w2012r2.txt
  • Last modified: 2023/09/12 18:17
  • by gerardorourke