Installing .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

If you try to install .NET Framework 3.5 which includes .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.0 on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 from Windows Update, you may experience error message with following error code 0x800F0906 .

 
 
To resolve this problem you can install .NET Framework 3.5 from OS installation media. From elevated command prompt execute:

Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /Source:<drive>:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess
 
Where <drive> is the the drive letter for DVD drive, for example F:

Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /Source:F:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess
 

More on how to resolve errors when installing .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734782 

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