Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Installing .net Framework 3.5 service pack 1 on Windows 8

So today, I had an issue getting into SharePoint Designer 2010 from my newly installed Windows 8. First I did all the windows updates and it still didn’t work. I downloaded the Microsoft file “dotnetfx35”, I tried every version. They all failed.

I finally found this article: , method 2

So basically:

  1. You need to insert the Windows 8 installation disk (e.g. disk drive "e”)
  2. Open command prompt as the administrator
    a. Open search
    b. Type “cmd”, on the right
    c. Right click on “Command Prompt” and click “Run as Administrator”, at the bottom
  3. Run this script:
    DISM.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /Source:e:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess