This step-by-step post describes how a system administrator can deploy .NET Framework 4.0 using SCCM 2012 R2. The .NET Framework is a managed execution environment that provides a variety of services to its running applications. It consists of two major components: the common language runtime (CLR), which is the execution engine that handles running applications; and the .NET Framework Class Library, which provides a library of tested, reusable code that developers can call from their own applications. In this post we will deploy .NET Framework 4.0 using SCCM 2012 R2 to a collection which consists of Windows 7 computers. The overall deployment of .NET Framework 4.0 is easy however if you follow screenshots it will be pretty easy.
Download the .NET Framework 4.0 standalone installer by clicking here.
After you download .NET Framework 4.0 installer, copy it to a folder on the SCCM server. In the Configuration Manager console, choose Software Library. In the Software Library workspace, expand Application Management, and then choose Packages. Right click Packages and click Create Package. Specify the Name, Source folder and click Next.
Choose the Program Type as Standard Program. Click Next.
Specify the Name for the standard program, enter the Command line as dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe /q /norestart /ChainingPackage ADMINDEPLOYMENT and click Next.
Click on Close.
The next step to distribute the program to DP and deploy it to the collection. To distribute the package, right click the package and click Distribute Content. Follow the wizard, add your DP and close the wizard. Once the package has distributed the next step is to deploy the package. Right click the package and click Deploy. Click on Browse and add the collection to which this package is to be deployed. Click Next.
Set the purpose as Required and click Next.
Specify the schedule for this deployment. Specify when you want the .NET Framework 4.0 to be installed. Click New and set the assignment schedule to As soon as possible. Click Next.
On one the client machine, under Program and Features we see that .NET Framework 4.0 has been installed.
Open the execmgr.log file on the client machine, we see that the execution is complete for .Net Framework 4.0. In case the installation fails check the log file for any errors.