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Enable .net Framework 3.5 for WIN10 using DISM

Windows 10 comes with .NET framework 4.5 pre-installed, but many apps developed in Vista and Windows 7 era require the .NET framework v3.5 installed along with 4.5. These apps will not run unless you will install the required version. When you try to run any such app, Windows 10 will prompt you to download and install .NET framework 3.5 from the Internet. However, this will take a lot of time. You can save your time and install .NET Framework 3.5 from the Windows 10 installation media. This method is much faster and does not even require an Internet connection. Here is how to install it.

To install .NET Framework 3.5 for Windows 10, do the following:

  1. Look for your deploymentshare on your MDT/WDS server. In my case it is : “E:\DeploymentShare\Operating Systems\Windows10Prox64-1611\sources\sxs” check the quotes because of the spaces
  2. Now open an elevated command prompt and type the following command:
    Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:"E:\DeploymentShare\Operating Systems\Windows10Prox64-1611\sources\sxs" /LimitAccess

    Replace E: with your drive letter

You are done! This will install .NET framework 3.5 for Windows 10 deployment.

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