Error while enabling Windows feature : NetFx3

Irshad Nazly | January 20, 2016 at 11:57 am

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Today I came across an error when trying to install SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012 R2. There are several options to fix this error. Using Server Manager, Command Prompt or using PowerShell. Make sure you mount the OS CD before going onward. (D: is my CD Drive)

The following error has occurred:

 

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Netfx3 Error

 

Error while enabling Windows feature : NetFx3, Error Code : -2146498298 , Please try enabling Windows feature : NetFx3 from Windows management tools and then run setup again. For more information on how to enable Windows features, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=227143

Fix Using Server Manager

Open Server Manager under manage select “Add Roles and Features.” Then select .NET Framework 3.5 Features click Next.

 

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As the binaries for .NET Framework 3.5 Features not copied with the OS, make sure you insert the Server OS media. You can find it in the warning as well. Click on “Specify and alternate source path” to explicitly specify the source location. In my case, its D:\sources\sxs. Then resume the setup.(Just click Finish)

 

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Fix Using Command Prompt or PowerShell

In Command prompt as administrator, run: dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /source:d:\sources\sxs

If you are using powerShell run Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core -Source D:\sources\sxs in elevated mode.

 

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After installing .NET 3.5 I was able to install SQL 2012 successfully.

 

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For further details you can refer Microsoft’s support article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734782

Thank you.

 


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