Install .Net 2.0 on Server 2019 & 2016

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Problem

.Net2, man thats old! Well I was setting up PowerCLI for VMware today and was faced with this;

net 2 on server 2016

.Net Framework 2.0 is not installed on this machine. Please download and install .Net Framework 2.0 before installing VMware PowerCLI.

Solution

Pop in the Server 2019/2016 DVD, (or present the ISO if it’s a VM.) Then execute the following commands, (Note: It’s installed with .Net 3);

dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3ServerFeatures /Source:D:\sources\sxs
dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /Source:D:\sources\sxs

nstall net2.0 Server 2016

Note: This assumes your CD/DVD Drive letter is D.

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