What version of the .NET Framework is included in what version of the OS? How to identify .NET Framework on Windows 8/Server 2012 and above

.NET Framework 1.1 SP1: Not Supported .NET Framework versions 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5:  Knowledge base article 2696944 explains that where .NET Framework 3.5 relies on 2.0 or 3.0 to operate, Microsoft will provide support for the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and .NET Framework 3.0 SP2 components for customers who install the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 for as long as…


Unable to uninstall Visual Studio 2015 Ent/Pro/Com with Update 3

Issue: Unable to uninstall Visual Studio 2015 Ent/Pro/Com with Update 3 Error: The storage control blocks were destroyed Solution: Download KB2999266 from https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/2999226/update-for-universal-c-runtime-in-windows Install it on the problematic machine Uninstall Visual Studio 2015 Ent/Pro/Com with Update 3   


Where can I download Visual C++ Redistributables?

Visual C++ 2005 Redistributables can be downloaded from the below locations x86 8.0.50727.42: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3387 8.0.50727.762: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5638 8.0.50727.4053: http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/secu/2009/07/atl80sp1-kb973923-x86_4d50cba4f1476d9e9320d5c0dc2be56259a98303.exe 8.0.50727.5672: http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/secu/2011/06/vcredist_x86_b8fab0bb7f62a24ddfe77b19cd9a1451abd7b847.exe 8.0.56336: https://download.microsoft.com/download/e/1/c/e1c773de-73ba-494a-a5ba-f24906ecf088/vcredist_x86.exe 8.0.59193: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14431 8.0.61001: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26347   x64 8.0.50727.42: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21254 8.0.50727.762: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18471 8.0.50727.4053: http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/secu/2009/07/atl80sp1-kb973923-x64_ea6854e4d11bbce45f359c55b4f6654017066bab.exe 8.0.56336: https://download.microsoft.com/download/d/4/1/d41aca8a-faa5-49a7-a5f2-ea0aa4587da0/vcredist_x64.exe 8.0.59192: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14431 8.0.61000: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26347   Visual C++ 2008 Redistributables can be downloaded from the below locations x86 9.0.21022: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29 9.0.21022.218: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10430 9.0.30411.0: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10015 9.0.30729.17: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5582 9.0.30729.4148:…

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Unable to install .NET Framework 4.x on Windows Server Core OS

Issue: Unable to install .NET Framework 4.x on Windows Server Core OS   Cause: .NET Framework 4.6.2 installers attempt to use GUI functionality which is not available on Server Core and crash. Here is the snippet from the event viewer: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: VSSetup Problem Signature 01:   Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 Setup Problem…


Installation of “Visual Studio 2015 Professional/Enterprise/Community with Update 3″ completed with “Package Failed” warnings

Issue: Installation of “Visual Studio 2015 Professional/Enterprise/Community with Update 3” completed with the following warnings Cause: VS 2015.3 installer is trying to install C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{3FEAC561-1CF6-41D6-B0F3-BECDD9C88A1B}v14.0.23107\packages\AuthenticationConnectedServices\AuthenticationConnectedServices_VisualStudio14.msi but it is unable to complete the installation because one of the custom action named vim5555AE0AEF44AAB4CE5DFB7E3419FDBF did not finish its intended task.   MSI (s) (F0:F4) [15:03:54:205]: Executing op: ActionStart(Name=vim5555AE0AEF44AAB4CE5DFB7E3419FDBF,,)…