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Need to reinstall .Net Framework 2.0?

Will reinstalling .Net Framework break the applications that are dependent upon it?  We have a web server that has some apps that use .Net Framework version 1, some apps that are using version 2.  
And, versions 3 and 3.5 or installed.  There are .Asp error msgs in the Event logs apps using  version 2.  Googling suggests that .Net 2 may be corrupted and should be reinstalled.

I seem to remember there being some patches out for .Net 2 also, would I need to reboot after installing .Net 2 and after installing the patches if there are any?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
naspinski

Reinstalling should not matter at all.  Programs will not be affected by it (possibly during the actual install?) at all.
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There won't be any apps running during the install of .Net.  So if I understand you correctly the .Net reinstall won't break anything.
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uninstall should be unnecessary, just running the framework over the top will allow you to enter repair mode.
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Sorry guys this goes back aways now.  When I reinstalled .Net 2, I was prompted to remove the previous version.  It also changed the ASP.Net setting back to version 1.  I had to go into IIS Manager, the individual sites and change them back to version 2.  We did have to recompile a few of the  Asp apps.

So if you are going to reinstall .Net check and see what sites are running what version of ASP.Net before you do so.
IIS Manager -> www.somesite.org -> Properties -> ASP.Net tab -> ASP.Net Version.