.net framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .net framework 3.5 family up

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by rihadd, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. rihadd

    rihadd Guest

    The .net framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .net framework 3.5 family update is
    designated as an Important update. Should it then be installed automatically
    by Windows Update on Vista? I've noticed on a couple different Vista
    machines that it does not get installed automatically, instead I had to go to
    Windows Update and click Install Updates. Why doesn't it get installed
    rihadd, Mar 3, 2009
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  2. PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 3, 2009
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  3. According to MS:

    Change how Windows installs or notifies you about updates

    MS states that Important updates will be installed automatically *if*
    that setting is chosen in Vista.
    Control Panel > Windows Updates > Click the Change settings link in the
    left frame. Put a mark next to " Install updates automatically (recommended)

    IF that setting has already been chosen and the .NET Framework did not
    install automatically, then either something is wrong with the systems'
    updating process or the updating info MS has published is incorrect.

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    MowGreen [MVP], Mar 3, 2009
  4. rihadd

    Walter Guest

    Mr.rihadd, it did not instaled automatically, not able install manualy.
    Walter, Mar 3, 2009
  5. rihadd

    rihadd Guest

    Well, like I stated, even thought Windows Update was set to auto install all
    important and recommended updates, it did not auto install the frmk update. I
    just checked Windows Update on my Vista machine, and I see another important
    update (Expression Blend) sitting there in the que not being auto installed.
    By default Windows Vista is configured to install all important windows
    updates at 3 am. If the machine is not on at the set time, will it still
    install the update on next boot? I've noticed that it sometimes does install
    updates at different times of the day (not just 3am). For example a lot of
    time I get the yellow update icon on the Shut Down button that when clicked
    will cause pending updates to be installed.


    rihadd, Mar 4, 2009
  6. If the machine is not on at the set time, will it still
    If the system is set to download and install updates automagically, it
    should install them when the system is started, they are or have been
    downloaded, and are ready to install. The system should not need to wait
    until the next shutdown when a scheduled installation time has been set
    and the system was shut down prior to said scheduled installation time.

    If that is the case, then the update for Expression Blend should install
    without you having to intervene.
    Perhaps the .NET and Expression Blend updates are being overly "polite"?

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten

    MowGreen [MVP], Mar 4, 2009
  7. Perhaps these are updates that require you to accept a EULA before they are
    installed? Updates with EULAs are never auto-installed.


    Harry Johnston [MVP], Mar 8, 2009
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