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Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package (x86)

Brief Description
The Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 (x86) redistributable package installs the .NET Framework runtime and associated files required to run applications developed to target the .NET Framework v2.0.

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Quick Details
File Name:dotnetfx.exe
Version:2.0
Date Published:1/22/2006
Language:English
Download Size:22.4 MB
Estimated Download Time: 55 min 56K

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Overview


The Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 redistributable package installs the .NET Framework runtime and associated files required to run applications developed to target the .NET Framework v2.0.

The .NET Framework version 2.0 improves scalability and performance of applications with improved caching, application deployment and updating with ClickOnce, support for the broadest array of browsers and devices with ASP.NET 2.0 controls and services. For more information on the .NET Framework 2.0, click here.

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System Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 3; Windows 98; Windows 98 Second Edition; Windows ME; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP Service Pack 2

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Instructions

  1. Important: Make sure you have the latest service pack and critical updates for the version of Windows that you are running. To find recent security updates, visit Windows Update.
  2. Click the Download button on this page to start the download
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To start the installation immediately, click Run.
    • To save the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save.
    • To cancel the installation, click Cancel.

IMPORTANT: If you have installed previous pre-release versions of .NET Framework v2.0, such as Beta 1, Beta 2 or Community Technical Preview (CTP) builds, then you must uninstall these versions via Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel before installing this final release version.

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Additional Information

Server Installation Requirements:

If you have been directed to do a server installation, you must have the following software installed in addition to the typical installation requirements:

• Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8 or later is recommended.
• Internet Information Services (IIS) version 5.0 or later. To access the features of ASP.NET, IIS with the latest security updates must be installed prior to installing the .NET Framework. ASP.NET is supported only on the following platforms: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 3 recommended), Microsoft Windows 2000 Server (Service Pack 3 recommended), Microsoft Windows XP Professional, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 family.

Note: Most users will perform a typical installation and can ignore these requirements. If you are unsure which type of installation to perform, meet only the typical installation requirements.

If you plan to develop .NET Framework version 2.0 applications, the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) includes tools, documentation and samples you need to write, build, test, and deploy .NET Framework applications

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