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.NET Framework 3.5 with SQL 2005

david_32 asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi all,
can you install .NET Framework 3.5 on a SQL 2005 machine?  I had a feeling this build of .NET was for 2008.
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution Guide
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I believe the basic requirement for installation of SQL Server 2005 is that your system should have .Net Framework installed and the version should be either 2.0 or above.

Hence you should not face any issues if you have .Net Framework 3.5
OfCourse you can, proof is im working with the same environment, VB.Net 2008 with SQL Server 2005 installed. I hvn't faced any problems yet. So u can use install it without any doubt.

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