Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5.2 is installed on ConfigMgr 1511 clients

Hi everyone, Eric Ellis here again with a quick note about Microsoft .NET Framework and the Configuration Manager build 1511 (and later) client that I want to be doubly sure you’re aware of. If you’re running Configuration Manager 1511 or newer, when you go to upgrade or install your clients, Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5.2 will be installed at the same time if the client is running a version of Microsoft .NET Framework prior to 4.5. This is by design as noted in the documentation here:

Prerequisites for deploying clients to Windows computers in System Center Configuration Manager

You can find it under the section titled Dependencies External to Configuration Manager and Automatically Downloaded During Installation.

On a related note, remember that as of January 12th of 2016, support for Microsoft .NET 4.0, 4.5, and 4.5.1 expired. There will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates. For more information see Microsoft .NET Framework Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ (click on Announcements, then Products Reaching End of Support in the First Half of 2016. You’ll find it under Products Moving to End of Support).

I’m sure you’re probably already aware of this but I wanted to take a minute to point it out just so that there are no surprises when you go to install the new client.

Eric Ellis, Senior Support Escalation Engineer

Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Group