Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 availability via WSUS

Hi WSUS Admins,

The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 will be made available via Windows Server Update Services on 13 January 2015 .

You can learn more about .NET Framework 4.5.2 here.

Useful information about this release:

  1. The .NET Framework 4.5.2 is being released for the following supported platforms: Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT* and Windows 8.1 RT*.
  2. The .NET Framework 4.5.2 Language Packs will also be available via WSUS for the same platforms. This is to both support the upgrade of previous language packs for .NET Framework 4 or 4.5 or 4.5.1 and for computers, that either have the localized version of the base operating system or have one or more Multilingual User Interface (MUI) packs installed.
  3. Enterprises that have a specific need to block offering .NET Framework 4.5.2 on computers which can directly connect to Microsoft Update servers can do so by deploying the blocker registry key as described in following Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    KB2971109:  How to temporarily block the installation of the .NET Framework 4.5.2 and its corresponding language packs

* For Windows RT and Windows 8.1 RT the update will only be offered on Automatic Updates (not WSUS) channel.