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Installing .NET framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Posted on 2015-02-24
Last Modified: 2015-02-24
Hi all,

I'm trying to install the Microsoft BCM Database Management Tool (version 2010) on a Server 2012 Essentials machine.

It stalls because it says it needs .NET Framework 3.5. When I download the file and try to install it, I get the following error msg:

What does this mean?

On a somewhat related note, is BCM going to be orphaned? There doesn't seem to be much about it on the web.
Question by:Go-Bruins
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Haresh Nikumbh earned 500 total points
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you need to install this feature from server manager properties

Login to Windows 2012 server

Right click on my computer==> Manage ==> it will open Server manager screen

select local server ==> Manage ==> Add role and feature ==> then press next button 4 time.. till you get option on features..

in that select .Net framework 3.5 features and install.

Author Comment

ID: 40628784
Thank you. I believe this Server already has .NET 4.5.2 installed. If the Server has a newer version of .NET installed, I don't understand why BCM needs an older version.

Will installing .NET 3.5 mess anything up?
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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this does not mean if server is having 4.5 then you do not required 3.5

just cross check in server properties.
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
ID: 40628798
Nope it will not mess up anything.

Author Comment

ID: 40628869
Thank you. what does "cross check in server properties" mean? sorry, I am new to this.
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
Haresh Nikumbh earned 500 total points
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you need to verify on the server if .net framework is installed.
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
ID: 40628917
above screenshot says this server has 4.5 installed. for your case you need to select .net 3.5 feature which will install 2.0 and 3.0 on the server

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Much appreciated!

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