Deploy .Net 3.5 SP1 AND all previous versions at once via GPO

Posted on 2012-09-07
Last Modified: 2012-09-26
OK, I have searched everywhere for this one.  I have all the MSI's and packages I need to deploy .Net 3.5 SP1, and 2.0 and 3.0 (which are prerequisites for 3.5).  I can't figure out how to install all of them at once via GPO.

Basically, the computers on the network do NOT have any version of .Net installed, and I need them to be at 3.5 SP1.  I know I can deploy each version via GPO, force reboot the client, then push the next one, force reboot, and so on.  Is there a way to streamline install all 3 at once via GPO?


Question by:Rables
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    by:James Haywood
    Do you not have WSUS in your network? It would be much better than GPOs and you would get reports back etc.

    If you really want to then these links have info for the different versions

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    Our WSUS install on the server has some issues, and needs to be fixed.  I was trying to avoid taking the time to fix it prior to rolling out this new software that needs .net 3.5 and is "urgent" for the users.

    Those articles are the same I have already seen.  It really is down to trying to push all 3 versions at once.  I know how to do them individually.

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    Create the GPOs individually and set them in order of priority.

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