How to install / Enable dotnet 3.5 Framework on Windows 8,8.1,10, 2012R2 using Powershell


There are several way’s of doing it,

  • Graphically through the control panel (didn’t worked without internet connection).
  • Downloading it and installing from the web. Somehow, that didn’t worked either for me.
  • PoweShell –> that worked!

Steps :

  1. in windows 8,8.1,10 start screen search option type PowerShell
  2. Right click on it and run as administrator.
  3. Simply mount the Windows 8/8.1/10 iso, or plug in the usb key drive and type in the following in a elevated powershell prompt :
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName 'NetFx3' -Source "D:sourcessxs"

where Drive letter ‘D’ is your mounted drive /windows installation media drive.


Within 1-2 minutes installation will be completed.


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