SQL Server 2012 setup keeps asking for .net 3.5 - by mcp111

Status : 

  By Design<br /><br />
		The product team believes this item works according to its intended design.<br /><br />
		A more detailed explanation for the resolution of this particular item may have been provided in the comments section.

Sign in
to vote
ID 732043 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 2
Opened 3/19/2012 1:22:35 PM
Access Restriction Public


I'm installing sql server rtm on windows 7 home premium 64 bit. I've enabled .net framework 3.5 and rebooted but it keeps asking for .net 3.5

Sign in to post a comment.
Posted by luisefigueroa on 8/10/2012 at 8:16 AM
I am having a similar situation installing the the current rebuild of SQL Server 2012 developer edition from en_sql_server_2012_developer_edition_x86_x64_dvd_813280.iso on Windows server 2008 R2 SP1.

The installer passes the set up rules and indicates that the .net 2.0 and .net 3.5 SP1 update for Windows 2008 R2 and windows 7 are installed but when it gets to the feature selection. selecting some of the features such as sql engine services will result on the "prerequisits for selected features" pane displaying that the .Net framework 3.5 needs to be manually installed. If you attempt to click next the install fails.

I followed suggestions from the forums to verify that .net framework 3.5 was installed and it does not seem to be at all. I installed manually and I am able to proceed with the installation.

It seems to be that the problem is with the step that verifies the set up rules erroneusly detecting .net 3.5 sp1 present.

Posted by mcp111 on 5/7/2012 at 6:37 PM
I've already tried this several times. It doesn't work for Windows 7. See the system requirements. It's only for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP.

So again I ask you, how to install .net 3.5 sp1 on Windows 7???
Posted by Tamar [MSFT] on 5/7/2012 at 4:41 PM
Go to:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=22

Thank you.
Posted by mcp111 on 5/2/2012 at 5:13 AM
I don't see .net 3.5 sp1 listed. How to install it on Windows 7?
Posted by Tamar [MSFT] on 4/30/2012 at 2:17 PM
One way will be to go to the Programs list from the Control Panel.

Posted by mcp111 on 4/27/2012 at 11:00 AM
How do I check if I have .NET 3.5 SP1 version?
Posted by Tamar [MSFT] on 4/27/2012 at 10:51 AM
Thank you for your feedback, the SQL Server 2012 requirement is .NET 3.5 SP1.
Can you please check if you have .NET 3.5 SP1 version?
Can you please attached a screen shot of the error message you are getting?

SQL Server Reporting Services.
Posted by mcp111 on 4/27/2012 at 9:06 AM
I've enabled .net 3.5 in Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit using Control Panel/Add remove Windows components and rebooted several times. But it still keeps saying that .net framework 3.5 could not be found.

What did you find in the log???
Posted by mcp111 on 4/10/2012 at 6:33 PM
What's the status?
Posted by mcp111 on 4/2/2012 at 8:53 AM
Posted by Microsoft on 4/2/2012 at 8:13 AM
Thanks mcp111, we will take a look at the logs.

[SQL Server Team]
Posted by mcp111 on 4/1/2012 at 6:05 PM
all logs are attached
Posted by Microsoft on 3/30/2012 at 12:09 PM
Hi mcp111, the logs that were included appeared to be from the landing page. Could you include all logs from %programfiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Log\

[SQL Server Team]
Posted by Microsoft on 3/29/2012 at 9:03 AM
Hi mcp111, we are actively triaging these issues and will respond as soon as possible.

[SQL Server Team]
Posted by mcp111 on 3/28/2012 at 8:09 AM
When can I expect an answer?
Posted by Microsoft on 3/28/2012 at 7:57 AM
Thanks mcp111, we'll take a look.

[SQL Server Team]
Posted by mcp111 on 3/27/2012 at 6:24 PM
Setup logs are attached.
Posted by Microsoft on 3/26/2012 at 1:35 PM
Hi mcp111, setup log files are located in the following directory:

%programfiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Log\

[SQL Server Team]
Posted by mcp111 on 3/26/2012 at 8:26 AM
Where are the setup log files?
Posted by mcp111 on 3/22/2012 at 2:05 PM
Where are the setup log files?
Posted by Microsoft on 3/22/2012 at 12:53 PM
Hi mcp111, thanks for taking the time to report this issue. In order to facilitate further investigation could you attach setup log files?

[SQL Server Team]