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I'm trying to figure out the best method to deploy .net via GPO. We have a RMM solution agent that needs to be deployed but it requires DotNet 2.0 minimum to install. I've been trying to figure out how to deploy .net 3.5 but the steps I'm looking at don't seem to be helping. I downloaded the full dotnetfx35 setup file which was about 208 MB. I extracted it and the only msi files I can find are for 3.0. The 3.5 msi looks like it has a cab file with it.

Does a version of DotNet come with Windows 7 or will I need a package for those computers as well? I know 3.5 is a feature you can activate, but how can I easily make it available for installing this agent?
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There is no good way to deploy .Net using GPSI. If you don't have a more full featured deployment product like SCCM then the best you can do is a startup script. WIN7 has a version of .Net built in.
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You can create login script to enable .net feature on windows 7 machine, add following line to login script

DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn482069.aspx
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How about for XP machines?
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achaldave,

I looked up your reference and its saying I need the Windows Assessment and Deployment toolkit?
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For XP machines, you can script so the executable launches a silent install. To be thorough, I'd code it so the script checks to see if the product is already installed before launching, a basic if/then branch. You can bing/google for such scripts and then tailor them to match your environment. Good scripts have comments so modifying the script doesn't require a deep knowledge of the script language.
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Edited comment. Sorry if that caused confusion,
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You don't need windows ADK for windows 7 or later machines, dism is built in command.

Check this link for xp
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc160717(v=vs.90).aspx
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