This week i tried to install SQL Server 2012 on a freshly provided Windows Server 2012.
During the setup the error message opened that
“… computer cannot download the required files from Windows Update”
So i tried to add the .NET 3.5 Feature from Server Manager, but that even did not work out. Once again i was prompted with the above mentioned error message.
To make a long story short, if you google the buzz words from the title of this Blog post, you will see a whole bunch of other Blog posts or questions and answers on stackoverflow.com etc pp. All this stuff did not work out. At least a colleague of mine found the solution on this Blog:
There is also another requirement to install the .NET 3.5 ServerFeatures component before .NET 3.5 can be installed. To do this you need to run the following DISM commands;
DISM.EXE /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFX3ServerFeatures /Source:Z:\Sources\SXS
DISM.EXE /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFX3 /Source:Z:\Sources\SXS
… where Z is the drive letter of the Server 2012 Media.
Sometimes it’s just that easy.
When you know it.
Now you know it too 😉
Thank’s for reading