Dot Net 3.5 Offline Installer

When trying to install.NET 3.5 from the 'Turn Windows features on or off' control panel, it only gives the option to 'Download files from Windows Update' (which will obviously fail because there is no internet connection) and 'Don't connect to Windows Update' (which just plain doesn't install the required software).


Downloads for building and running applications with.NET Framework. Get web installer, offline installer, and language pack downloads for.NET Framework. DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer Microsoft.NET Framework 3.5 contains many new features building incrementally upon.NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0, and includes.NET Framework 2.0 service pack 1 and.NET Framework 3.0 service pack 1. Windows 10 Net Framework 3.5 offline install. Very often we need NET Framework 3.5 component in our system. By default, it’s disabled. Best choice to install it in Windows or Windows Server is use Command Prompt (CMD).

For a Windows Server installation that is not connected to the Internet, you can use Windows PowerShell to add .NET Framework 3.5 and provide access to the sourcessxs folder on the installation media. The sourcessxs folder can be copied to network share (for example, networksharesxs) to make it easily accessible to multiple computers. The target computer account DOMAINSERVERNAME$ must have at least read access to the network share.


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  • Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016

  • Installation media

  • Administrator user rights. The current user must be a member of the local Administrators group to add or remove Windows features.

  • Target Computers might need network access and rights to use either alternate sources or an Internet connection to use Windows Update.


  1. Start Windows PowerShell in the Administrator Command Prompt by typing:

  2. To install .NET Framework 3.5 from installation media located on a network share, use the following command:

    Where networksharesxs is the location of the source files.

    For more information about the Install-WindowsFeature cmdlet, see Install-WindowsFeature.

  3. To verify installation, run the following command:

    The Install State column should show Installed for the .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0) feature.

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Windows applications developed in .NET Framework 3.5 or lower versions like 3.0 or 2.0 requires relevant .NET Framework installed or enabled on Windows to run properly. Starting from Windows 8, .NET 4.0 is already a part of the OS and do not require manual installation except the updates.

But if you want to run a software that is programmed in .NET 3.5 on Windows 10 or 8, you need to install .NET 3.5 on the system. Without it, you can’t run the software. To enable or install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 10 and 8 you need to install it from “Turn Windows features on or off utility”. And this will ask you to install it by downloading – which requires internet connection.

If you are on a PC that is not connected to internet, or you have limited bandwidth, you may find difficulties installing it that way. Fortunately .NET Framework 3.5 installation packages are included in Windows 8 and 10 setups and you can use a DOS command in CMD console window to offline install .NET 3.5 on your system. Presuming that your Windows 10/8 installation media is F:, following is the CMD command you need to use to install.NET Framework 3.5 without internet connection:

Dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /source:F:sourcessxs /LimitAccess

This is a manual method and you may make mistakes while typing this on console. That’s why I made a simple portable tool named .NET Framework 3.5 Offline Installer that can automatically install .NET 3.5 from your existing Windows 10/8 installation media for you. This makes use of the the above command I showed.

How to Use .NET Framework 3.5 Offline Installer

  1. Insert the Windows installation DVD (or if have the ISO file, right-click on it and Mount). Now checkout the Drive letter.
  2. Run .NET Framework 3.5 Offline Installer.
  3. Under Easy Install tab, chose the drive from media selection drop-down menu. If the program finds the source, it would say, “Found”. Click on Install button then
  4. A CMD console window will run to show you the progress.
  5. Once the installation is done, it should automatically close and show you a success message.
  6. That’s it.

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I’ve made an Advanced Install tab which you can use to debug or control the commands. But most users should use the Easy Install tab.

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You can leave me comments if you encounter any problem with the tool.

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