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Error when installing Engineer's Toolset: Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 is required by SolarWinds Toolset v11. Install .Net Framework 4.0 and rerun the installer

Updated November 23, 2018

Overview

The following error occurs when installing ETS on Windows: 
.net 4 services not available please install

 

or

 

Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 is required by SolarWinds Toolset v11. Install .Net Framework 4.0 and rerun the installer:

 

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Environment

  • ETS version 10.0 to 11.0.6
  • Windows 10

Cause 

This error occurs when legacy .Net software packages are not enabled. 

Resolution

  1. Add the .Net Framework 3.5 features.

    The same message, stating that 4.0 is required, is in situations where 4.0 is installed but .Net Framework 3.5 is not installed. To fix the error in this case, install .Net Framework 3.5 and other legacy .Net software packages.

  2. Under programs and features, include .Net 2.0 and 3.0.
  3. You may also disable this from your domain's GPO.  

 

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