Unable to install .net framework 3.5 on Windows 10 computer; No longer install by default

Potential Symptoms

  • Venus 1500 V4.22.3 won't install on the computer.  
  • Planning section of SQL2014 installer shows that .net framework 3.5 is not installed.
  • Unable to install .net framework 3.5 on Windows 10 computer.
  • Various errors may populate at different points in the installation attempt. SQLCMD returned error code: 1 might be one of the errors.
  • During the running of the SQL Planning System Configuration Checker, received an error - Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 is required. (.NET will not update/install)


  • Product Family: Software
  • Product: Message Displays
  • Component: Windows Operating System
  • Control System: Venus 1500


  • Some instances of Windows 10 no longer installs .net Framework 3.5 by default.


  • Access registry editor.
  • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU.
  • In the right-pane, if the value named UseWUServer exists, set its data to 0.
    • Right click than hit modify.
  • Exit Registry Editor.
  • Reboot the computer.

KB ID: DD4290687

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