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Install .Net 4.x

FineBuild can install and configure .Net 4.x (.Net 4.5, 4.5.1, 4.5.2 or 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2) as part of the SQL Server install process.

You must Install .Net 3.5 for all editions of SQL Server, but SQL Server 2012 and above requires that .Net 4.x is installed if you want to Install SSDT. It is recommended that .Net 4.x is installed for all SQL Server installs on Windows 2008 or above, to minimise risks if .Net 4.x is installed at a later date.

For some editions of SQL Server or versions of Windows the install media for .Net 4.x must be downloaded, for others the install media is included. The table below shows when you must do a download.

Operating system SQL Server Version Other Editions
Windows 2008 or above any Download
Windows 2003 or below any Not Available

If you need to do a download, then choose the correct process for your operating system.:

Download for Windows 2008 or above

This covers Windows 2016, Windows 2012 R2, Windows 2012, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2008, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista

If you are installing on windows 2012 or above, then .Net 4.5 is built in to this version of Windows, but the updates to .Net 4.5 are not included with Windows and must be downloaded from the location shown below.

All of the .Net 4.x components are cumulative, you only need to install the version you wish to use on your system. It is recommended that you install the latest version of .Net 4.x tha tis available, as this will reduce the possibility of errors if this is installed at a later date.

Download the .Net 4.x standalone install media from the location below and put it in to the Additional Components folder. Versions of .Net 4.x up to 4.6.2 are shown, but FineBuild will install the highest version of .Net 4.x that has been downloaded.

.Net 4.6.2 download
.Net 4.6.1 download
.Net 4.6 download
.Net 4.5.2 download
.Net 4.5.1 download
.Net 4.5 download

Windows 2003 or below

This covers Windows XP and Windows 2003

.Net 4.x cannot be installed on these operating systems. No download is available.

FineBuild .Net 4.x Install

Automated silent installation of .Net 4.x is performed by Process Id 2AP and is controlled by the parameters below:

Install Parameter Build SQL2005 SQL2008 SQL2008 R2 SQL2012 SQL2014 SQL2016
SetupNet4x FULL No No No Yes Yes Yes
SetupNet4x WORKSTATION No No No Yes Yes Yes
SetupNet4x CLIENT No No No Yes Yes Yes

In order to maintain compatibility with older versions of SQL FineBuild, the parameter SetupNet45 can also be used.

.Net 4.x will be installed automatically if you are installing SQL 2012 or above. If you want to install .Net 4.x with other versions of SQL Server the following parameter should be added at run time:

FineBuild also uses the following parameters to help install MDX Studio:
Parameter Default Value Description
Net4xexe NDP-KB-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe Name of file containing .Net 4.x install media

The wildcards will be resolved by FineBuild to take the highest version of .Net 4.x that is found in the Additional Components folder.

Manual .Net 4.x Install

The following steps show what you would have to do to install .Net 4.x manually. FineBuild does all of this work for you automatically.

1) Navigate to the Additional Components folder and double-click on the following file (versions up to .Net 4.6.2 are shown):

.Net 4.6.2 Installer NDP462-KB3151800-x86-x64-AllOS.exe
.Net 4.6.1 Installer NDP461-KB3102436-x86-x64-AllOS.exe
.Net 4.6 Installer NDP46-KB3045557-x86-x64-AllOS.exe
.Net 4.5.2 Installer NDP452-KB2901907-x86-x64-AllOS.exe
.Net 4.5.1 Installer NDP451-KB2858728-x86-x64-AllOS.exe
.Net 4.5 Installer dotnetfx45_full_x86_x64.exe

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2) If you get a User Account Control message, click Yes to continue.
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3) Wait while the .Net 4.x files are extracted.
4) Accept the End User License Agreement, and then click Install to continue.
5) The Installation Progress window is displayed. Please wait until the .Net 4.x install is complete.
6) If you get a message similar to the one below, click either Yes or No to proceed.
7) The Installation is Complete window is displayed when the .Net 4.x upgrade is complete. Click Finish to continue.
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Last edited Oct 29, 2016 at 11:22 AM by EdVassie, version 3