Azure Virtual Machine – .NET 3.5 Installation

Installing .Net Framework 2.0 and 3.5 fails when using Server Manager, because it can’t find the Source files for the installation.

During the installation we can choose a network path for the Source files, but it isn’t that easy incerting a USB or DVD Media to a Virtual Machine in Azure Infrastructure as a Service.

We can upload the ISO image-file, but that takes time and cost bandwith, so I have a different solution: PowerShell 🙂

If you haven’t allready, it is time to get comfortable with PowerShell. PowerShell is the way we can automate within the world of Microsoft and have time for more creative work to help Our organization.

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I am Roy Apalnes, a Microsoft Cloud Evangelist working av Sopra Steria. Main focus in Microsoft Security and Endpoint Management, with a bigger picture in mind.

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