RE: .Net Framework 3.5 - WSUS
Meanwhile Microsoft added it to WSUS
If you want to install it on Windows XP and if you are installing SP3 over
WSUS too you'll get a nice COD (Circle Of Death).
Be sure you use a SP3 Setup CD or Image or install SP3 via GPO!!!
The NETFX package requires Windows Installer 3.1 installed which gets only
installed if you did NOT apply SP3 via WSUS too cause SP3 replaces WDI
(Windows Installer formerly known as MSI, Microsoft Installer).
The installation steps are:
1) Windows Installer 3.1 (only if SP3 is not already installed or will be
applied by WSUS later)
2) some updates not regarding this issue
To make the COD complete Windows Update does not continue installing later
updates if one update fails and in this case NETFX will. Thus WU does not
install SP3 which is required for the installation of NETFX since it contains
Windows Installer 3.1
Microsoft is aware of this but they don't have a clue how to fix it (what
about installing NETFX after SP3??).
How do you get a MSI package of SP3? Very easy! Download the Redistributable
and install it on a clean test PC, be sure you keep the installation cache!!
After installation is done, restart. Back in Windows open the search and look
for all msi files (search hidden/system files too!), then you'll find a tiny
msi file in a subfolder of the SP3 mainfolder.
You directly can use this msi without modification in GPO!
I don't know which files are required so you should copy the whole sp3 main
The best thing is, after installation of SP3 via GPO you don't have to
restart and it does not interfere other applications you install after sp3.
Just be sure SP3 is the FIRST of all installations done by GPO. It works