Suggested Method of Deploy
ing Microsoft .NET Framework 4
In order for schools to take the SIMS Summer 2011 Release
(Planned to be installed over the
needs to be installed
This software is Microsoft .NET framework 4 and is available as a free of charge download.
Net Framework 4.0 install can no longer be pushed out
via group policy.
It can either be installed by WSUS (Windows Server Update Servi
ces) if you
are running this service
on the server or you can use a startup script below.
Following are the steps
for Deployment of DotNet Frame Work 4.0 via
will work for Windows XP / Windows Vista and Windows 7 workstati
Download DotNet Framework 4.0 from
Put it to a shared location preferably netlogon folder.
Copy the text in bold
on the next page
to a Notepad
and save it as a batch
odify the location of the Dot Net Frame Work 4.0 in the Batch file
(highlighted in Red)
Assign the batch file to run as a startup script in
Make sure it is a startup script
and not a logon scrip
All the PC’s in
to which policy applies
will involuntarily install Dot NET Framework
4.0 on next reboot
If you require any further advice please contact School Management Support on 020 7605 8322.
icrosoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
REM Set DeployServer to a network
accessible location containing the
DotNet Frame Work 4.0
REM Set LogLocation to a central directory to collect log files.
REM Deployment code ѕtаrtѕ here. Dο nοt modify anything after this line
IF NOT "%ProgramFiles(x86)%"=="" (goto ARP64) else (goto ARP86)
REM Operating system is X64. Check for 32 bit System in emulated Wow6432 uninstall key
if NOT %errorlevel%==1 (goto End)
REM Check for 32 and 64 bit versions of DotNet in regular uninstall key.
if %errorlevel%==1 (goto DeployDotNet) else (goto End)
REM If 1 returned, the product was not found. Run setup here.
start /wait %DeployServer%
echo %date% %time% Setup ended with error code %errorlevel%. >>
REM If 0 or other was returned, the product was found or another error occurred. Do nothing.