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I'm trying to install .NET 4.0 on some VMs using dotNetFx40_Full_setup.exe and am getting error 0x800C0005. The issue likely involves the firewall/proxy/security configuration. Rather than dealing with that, does Microsoft have an offline install available yet? I've searched but not found one.

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This looks like the right link to me.

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A page containing downloads for all the .NET offline installers can be found at It includes downloads for the full framework, client profile, x86, x64 and IA-64.

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Nice. Thank you! – TrueWill Jan 30 '12 at 13:56
You're welcome... nearly two years too late, but that page is a REAL PAIN to find! – Richard Fawcett Jan 30 '12 at 15:02

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