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How do I install .net framework 2.0 x64 on Hyper-V 2008 R1?


I've run into a stag with figuring things out on Hyper-V.  My goal is I am trying to team 2 Broadcom NICs together.  In order to do that, I need the BACS program to run and setup the team.  Check.  I need to obtain the Windows Automated Installation Kit.  Check.  I need to obtain .Net 2.0 x64.  Check.

Now to install.  Uh oh.  BACS requires .Net 2.0.  But I can install .Net with the Dism utility, but wait, R1 does not have it!!  Enter the WAIK, but wait, you have to have .Net 2.0 installed in order to install WAIK to install .Net 2.0.  And to add insult to injury, I cannot install .Net the old fashion way because...Internet Explorer 5.01 is required???  Ok So I try to install IE8 and Hyper-V says f**k you!!

Ok, so I am not in a position to upgrade to Hyper-V R2.  So how do I install .Net 2.0 framework on Hyper-V when installing Internet Explorer and WAIK is impossible?

FYI, this is the free Hyper-V, not Server Core.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Lee W, MVP

.NET is not supported in Hyper-V / Server Core installs (the free Hyper-V is a Server Core with pretty much only the hyper-V role).  They make specific note of that because PowerShell requires .NET and cannot be run on Hyper-V R1 (not sure about R2, but I heard it had limited .NET support).
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Thanks for the link!  I wil look at it and report back tomorrow.  R2 actually supports this configuration with the BACS program, it's just R1 that does not.  Per Microsoft, they don't have builtin support for nic teaming, they rely on hardware vendors for that.  I don't see how this would violate licensing especially since it's a free product.  This is for my home lab so it's mostly experimental anyways.  :)


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