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Installing .NET Framework

Installing the .Net3.5 framework on Windows 2012 R2

Before you can install SQL Server2014, you need to make sure that you have the correct .net framework installed on your Windows server. If you try and install sql server without it the installation fails before it even starts with the following error.

sql fail install .net3.5

In order to fix this you must install the .net frame work as demonstrated in the following section. When I first tried the install I got a few errors, which I will outline so you may avoid if you ever need to to do this.

Firstly once you have downloaded the .net3.5 frame which you can download from this link .net35 Framework, you cannot just merely click on the exe and install it. You have to open up Server Manager and choose add role or features shown below.

SRV MANAGER

Click next in the Add Roles and Features Wizard

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We are going to be adding a feature so select the Role-based or feature-based installation button

WINDOW2

Next we just select our server to which we will be applying the feature

WINDOW3

Below we are now at the Server Roles section. We are not adding anything in this section so just click next.

WINDOW4

Now we add the required feature – select the .NET Framework 3.5 Features. Once selected click next.

WINDOW5

Now we need to specify a location of the file we downloaded earlier. Click on the link ‘Specify an alternative source path’ shown below.

WINDOW6

I placed the install file in the directory highlighted below

window7 with c path

Now click on the install button. If you have done all the windows updates as previously mentioned the install will be successful. If not you may get an error

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As mentioned, if all the updates haven’t been installed the installation will fail.

window9 failed install

 

Install Successful

window10 success install

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