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Install .NET Framework 3.5 using Server Manager

When installing SQLExpress on server ware the process might fail due to .NET Framework 3.5 being missing, and installation will only work using Server Manager method to install it.

Step 1: Open “Server Manager” App on your Windows, click on “Dashboard” tab, then click “Add roles and features”.

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Step 2: Click “Next”.

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Step 3: Check “Role-based or feature-based installation” and click “Next”.

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Step 4: Select your server, then click “Next”.

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Step 5: Click “Next” to skip Server Roles and go to Features, then check .NET Framework 3.5 Features.

A message box will popup to confirm your choice, click “Add” to confirm and then click “Install”.

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