Deploying Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 via Admin Arsenal

 

I finally got around to deploying Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5. If you want to deploy it to your organization, you’re going to want the REDISTRIBUTABLE installation (as opposed to the standard download which will, at deployment time, connect to the Microsoft’s update site and download the full file). You can download the full redistributable file.

I noticed that Microsoft changed their command line arguments for silently installing .NET Framework 3.5. By going to your Start/Run window and running the dotnetfx35.exe with the argument /? you will see a new usage window.

From within Admin Arsenal I chose which computers should receive the deployment and provided the following Command Line. (Please note that I also used the Send Password option)

As you can see my Command Line arguments were /q /nopatch

Screen shot 2010 08 04 at 6.59.20 AM

Note: Certain applications (e.g. Microsoft SQL Server 2008) require .NET Framework 2.0 SP 2 which is only available by installing .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1. The same switches used above for Framework 3.5 may be used for installing the service pack.