Removing .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1 removes Windows 2012/2012R2 UI and other features

This is Vimal Shekar and Krishnan Ayyer from the Windows Support team. Today in this blog, we will be discussing about an issue that we are seeing increasingly being reported in support. We will look at the effects of removing .Net Framework from a Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 installation. Windows Server 2012 includes .NET Framework… Read more

Error in Failover Cluster Manager after install of KB2750149

On Tuesday, Jaunary 8, the below recommended fix was released and available on Windows Update for Windows .NET Framework 4.5. 2750149An update is available for the .NET Framework 4.5 in Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Server 2012http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2750149/EN-US When installing this update to a Windows 2012 Cluster Server, you will receive the below error when you… Read more

Windows 8 and .Net Framework 3.5

  With each new release of Windows, it’s a challenge to balance keeping the OS footprint small with maintaining forward compatibility for applications and devices. The .Net Framework is at the heart of this challenge. In Windows 8, Microsoft decided to take a new approach to the way that such features are installed. In this… Read more