Need help with server 2016 and net framework 1.1

i currently have a situation where i have an application that needs to be installed on a server, the applicaiton is requiring net framework 1.1 in order to initiate the installation, the server is microsoft server 2016, i am being told of course that there is no support for server 2016, and at the current moment i have my facility compltely down, due to the inability to install this file.  Is there anyone that can help me get this figured out asap.. This is a nursing home and the original server that was in place looks to have had a hardware failure, that server was 2008 r2, and would be fine.. the new server that i had built and setup and ready to go i used 2016 on only to find out the software provider is not supporting 2016..  I am actually in the hospital myself due to a health issue, and am trying my very best along with a very proficient nursing staff member who is onsite, to get this nursing home back up and running however the option of changing the sql and OS back down to anything less is not there..  And the downtime is potentially harmful to the residents..
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Cliff GaliherConnect With a Mentor Commented:
As much as it sucks, sometimes blithe answer really is "you can't do that."  Net 1.1 just can't work on 2016. If the app doesn't support at least net 2.0, installing another OS (even as a VM)  is the ONLY option.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
.NET 1.1 died.  It does not run in Windows 10, not in Server 2016 as noted above, and so far as I know, not in Server 2012.

Dead and gone. so yes, sorry, you cannot do this as noted above.
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Jose Gabriel Ortega CCEO J0rt3g4 Consulting ServicesCommented:
Well that won't work, the only way you can do this, is to install the .net 3.5 features, that are compatible with versions 2, 3 and 3.5.

Try to install that one, and check if the app works, if it doesn't work, then sadly you would need to ask to update the app. You are creating BIG HOLES of security on your server for getting old software on a brand new computer.

So for your mental health just don't.
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McKnifeCommented:
"at the current moment i have my facility compltely down, due to the inability to install this file" - that needs to be explained. Are you exchanging a software, renewing it? And why would that process bring your facility down, without being able to bring it up again? Can't you return to the previous state?
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McKnifeCommented:
Cryologic, sadly, you did not come back with feedback on the requests for clarification.
You might be interested, that of course people before you have tried to install dotnet 1.1 on the latest versions of windows and reportedly succeeded using a pre-patched version, see https://geekycoder.wordpress.com/2007/10/08/installing-microsoft-net-11-framework-on-windows-vista-without-tears/ (works on windows 10, too, as tested in a virtual machine).
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