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OK, I have searched everywhere for this one. I have all the MSI's and packages I need to deploy .Net 3.5 SP1, and 2.0 and 3.0 (which are prerequisites for 3.5). I can't figure out how to install all of them at once via GPO.

Basically, the computers on the network do NOT have any version of .Net installed, and I need them to be at 3.5 SP1. I know I can deploy each version via GPO, force reboot the client, then push the next one, force reboot, and so on. Is there a way to streamline install all 3 at once via GPO?


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You only need to deploy the .NET Framework 3.5 via GPO. Version 3.5 includes 3.0 and 2.0:

MSDN: "When you install the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, you get the 2.0 and 3.0 layers automatically."

Also, any updates to 3.5 will eventually install via Windows Update so no need to tack those on as additional installs.

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