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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Deployment in brief

The Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.5 contains new features like MVC and LINQ, along with these new features It also contains Service Pack and a redistributable installer and updates for the both .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0.


The .NET Framework 3.5 redistributable installer comes in two formats as desktop package and web installation package.

dotnetfx35.exe  This is a standalone executable file that provides components which required to deploy to both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. The .NET Framework version 3.5 language packs are available as separate per-language stand-alone executable files.

dotnetfx35setup.exe  This is very less in it's size. It picks all components from Internet when installation. It does not contain any .NET Framework version 3.5 components in the installer. The bootstrapper will download and install the language pack that matches the language of the user’s operating system. Standalone language packs can be used to install additional language support. Read More

.NET 3.5 Installation Requirements are:

Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home.

Microsoft Vista.

Windows Server 2003 or 2008.

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