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.NET 3.5 SP1 and Family Update Information

.NET 3.5 SP1 and Family Update Information

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Hi WSUS Admins:

 

We’ve noticed some confusion about the recently released updates for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.  So, let’s see if we can help clarify the differences in the packages.  These updates apply to x86 and x64 computers.  The detailed update descriptions describe both the platform and OS architecture that apply for each of the updates. You’re also likely wondering about the differences in the update titles. Here are the differences:

 

1.      The update titled “Microsoft .NET framework 3.5 Family Update (KB959209)” updates computers already running .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 with the latest compatibility fixes.  So, if you only want to update existing .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 computers with the latest fixes, then approve these packages.

 

2.      The update titled “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update (KB951847)” will upgrade computers with .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 to the latest version of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, and will also apply KB959209 (#1 above). If you want to upgrade/update all of your computers to the latest version of the .NET Framework and apply the latest compatibility fixes, then approve these packages.

 

If  you know you only need the latest compatibility fixes for 3.5 SP1, then we recommend you only approve the Microsoft .NET framework 3.5 Family Update (KB959209).   Otherwise, we recommend that you approve the second update.

 

 

Thanks,

 

The WSUS team

Comments
  • Diese Woche gab es wieder ein Update zu .Net Framework 3.5 im WSUS. Von verschiedenen Seiten habe ich

  • See my comment on http://blogs.technet.com/mu/archive/2009/02/26/net-framework-3-5-sp1-package-clarifications.aspx#3207654 please and change the distribution of KB951847 for Windows XP systems ASAP!

    Bye,

    Freudi

  • Looks like over on the WSUS product team blog they’ve addressed some of the more common questions we

  • Very strange... This Family update must be very poorly designed, for it failed to install on 10% of our computers with 0x80070643.

  • I wish they would put on here what system these updates are for.  I just got a vista system and don't know if any of these updates are for this system

  • Not related, but I don't know where to post this...

    Is there any way to make WSUS *automatically* approve "needed" updates, and only those ?

    Even when you tell it to only pick up select classifications and languages, WSUS always end-up downloading gigabytes of useless stuff (Itanic or Sharepoint updates, languages you've never heard of, etc).

  • I've just come away from a first site visit to a potential customer, looking really stupid, because I was unable to successfully apply .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 on all his machines. One took three attempts, one took 40 minutes (and appeared to have hung, Verifying File) and a third wouldn't install at all...

  • I too have had mixed luck installing this update using WSUS. Were you or anyone able to resolve the problem?

  • Having the same issues as well applying the update.  We just recently got our infastructure in place to start utilizing WSUS, a quarter of our network has "checked in and started dl/install updates", and I am getting a 5% fail rate on .net 3.5 SP1 updates.  Still poking around trying to figure out why I am getting roadblocked on this update.

  • I've noticed that it failed on the XP computers that never had any version of .NET installed. It simply just has nothing to update... Why WSUS offers it at all?

  • Besides, I've got it failed on those computers that have Windows XP SP2 and Windows Installer 3.0.

    I found multiple: "EEHndlr FATAL: MSI DLL version is 3.0. Version 3.1 is required" inside WindowsUpdate.log of theirs.

    However, I can't understand why WSUS doesn't push the Windows Installer 3.1 first, when it is approved from long ago!

    It's like a closed loop now: .NET Family Update is not installing because there's no Windows Installer 3.1, and Windows Installer 3.1 doesn't install because .NET Family Update fails first.

    Moreover, Service Pack 3 doesn't show up on those computers, because it wants to be the only one needed.

  • I have two instances of KB951847 listed on my WSUS server,  both are for X86.  The only difference I can tell from the two updates is that one has just .NET 2.0 and 3.0 listed as superceded updates, and the other one has a much longer list of superceded updates.

    What's the deal?

    I also agree with the previous comment about how there should be a way to have a separate classification for x64 and Itanium updates.  They're nothing but wasted space for most people

  • I also have the same issue.  Please add a check that Windows Installer 3.1 must be installed before KB951847 will in stall

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    Besides, I've got it failed on those computers that have Windows XP SP2 and Windows Installer 3.0.

    I found multiple: "EEHndlr FATAL: MSI DLL version is 3.0. Version 3.1 is required" inside WindowsUpdate.log of theirs.

    However, I can't understand why WSUS doesn't push the Windows Installer 3.1 first, when it is approved from long ago!

    It's like a closed loop now: .NET Family Update is not installing because there's no Windows Installer 3.1, and Windows Installer 3.1 doesn't install because .NET Family Update fails first.

    Moreover, Service Pack 3 doesn't show up on those computers, because it wants to be the only one needed.

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  • I get a 0x80070645 error and it tells me to try again. I fixed the version back to origional with the troubleshooter, but it won't update. I will keep on trrying and probably keeep failing.

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    <a href="http://www.lightme.biz/" title="lida diyet zayıflama r10seoogle" target="_top">"lida diyet zayıflama r10seoogle"</a> approved from long ago!

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