Installation of Windows Server 2012 Beta WSUS is a easy and straight forward task, which you can do via Server Manager or remotely by adding the required Role.
After I installed WSUS it worked immediately without any issues, but when I tried to open one of the computer reports I got following message.
So I thought no problem. I download report viewer from Microsoft website and I will install it. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=577
But when I tried to install it told me I need .Net Framework 2.0 . But you can’t install .Net framework redistributable bits on Windows Server 2012 Beta , since .Net Framework 4 is already installed. And when you try to install the redistributable files Windows will tell you that you should add it via roles and features. So what to do ?
Here is the solution. You will need the Windows 2012 Server Beta Installation sources. In my case in Drive D:
Starting Command prompt as Administrator
Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /featurename:NetFx3ServerFeatures /Source:D:\sources\sxs Note: D: is the drive letter of DVD drive on the computer, adjust it accordingly.
after running successful .Net Installation via DSIM you can run the installation of Report Viewer tools without a problem
Now Reports works fine !
Thanks for this! I'm getting ready for rolling out a test lab with 2012 and this is on the list of things for testing!
Great...Thanks for your experience, I'm have same problem with WSUS Win2012
Great thanks for sharing this ...
Can we use Report viewer 2012 instead?
Thanks, this helps a Lot!
Microsoft: it's been a whole year! Get your act together!
Many thanks, this saved me a lot of pain and frustration
Thanks helped a lot.
Great stuff, cheers!
I mentioned that Report Viewer 2012 is not working. Thanks for the good advice man! This works great!
Thanx for the walk through!
Is this still valid for the "2012R2 Preview"?
I keep getting "NetFX3ServerFeatures" unknown.
Thanks so much for sharing this!! It was a great help!
1) Install Net.Framework 3.5 (already included 2.0 and 3.0)
Add-WindowsFeature net-framework-features -IncludeAllSubFeature
2) install Report Viewer 2008 SP1 from
Just sums up what a load **** Microsoft are. Integration nah, let's keep peddling an incompatible report viewer in our 2012 R2 release of WSUS and leave our customers to just through hoops.