Microsoft .net framework 4.6 installation error SharePoint 2016

This SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss an error “Microsoft .net framework 4.6 installation error” which comes while installing SharePoint 2016 prerequisiteinstaller.exe.

If you want to install SharePoint 2016, make sure to check the hardware and software requirements of SharePoint 2016 before installing SharePoint 2016.

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I was running the Pre-requisites and after running for few updates it gave the error “Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6: installation error” like below:

microsoft .net framework 4.6 installation error sharepoint 2016
microsoft .net framework 4.6 installation error SharePoint 2016

The error was coming because of the prerequisiteinstaller.exe was unable to install .NET Framework 4.6.  So we need to download and install .NET Framework 4.6 offline.

The solution for Microsoft .net framework 4.6 installation error:

First Download .NET Framework 4.6 and click on double click on the setup file to install. But when you run the setup, you might get the below error:

Setup has detected that this computer does not meet the requirements to complete this operation. The following blocking issues must be resolved before you can proceed.

Blocking Issues:

The update corresponding to KB2919335 needs to be installed before you can install this product on Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

microsoft .net framework 4.6 installation error sharepoint
microsoft .net framework 4.6 installation error SharePoint

To install KB2919335, we need to install a few more updates. Follow below steps and after each installation, you need to restart the machine before proceeding for other installation.

Download and Install KB2919442

First, download and install KB2919442.

microsoft .net framework 4.6 installation error sharepoint 2016
microsoft .net framework 4.6 installation error SharePoint 2016

Once you click on Yes, KB2919442 installation will start like below:

microsoft .net framework 4.6 installation error sharepoint 2013
microsoft .net framework 4.6 installation error SharePoint 2013

Once the installation will over, Restart the machine, before going to the next step.

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 and .NET Framework 4.5.2 on Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2:

Then you need to install another update “Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 and .NET Framework 4.5.2 on Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2”.

If you are using a 64-bit machine, then download “Windows8.1-KB2898850-x64.msu” and install.

sharepoint 2016 prerequisites installation error
SharePoint 2016 prerequisites installation error

The installation will progress like below:

sharepoint 2013 prerequisites installation error
SharePoint 2013 prerequisites installation error

Once the installation is over, Restart the machine once before proceeding further.

Download and Install KB2919355

Finally, we need to download and install Windows Server 2012 R2 Update (KB2919355). There will be few files there to download, just download and install “Windows8.1-KB2919355-x64.msu“. This is a very large file around 700 MB. It will take at least 4-5 hours at least. So do not worry, if it is taking some more time.

sharepoint 2016 prerequisites installation error
SharePoint 2016 prerequisites installation error

The installation will progress like below:

sharepoint 2016 prerequisites installation error
SharePoint 2016 prerequisites installation error

Once the installation will over, restart the machine before installing .NET Framework 4.6.

Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6

Now re-run .NET Framework 4.6 setup and this time, the installation will start.

microsoft .net framework 4.6 setup
microsoft .net framework 4.6 setup

The installation will begin like below:

microsoft .net framework 4.6 setup download and install
microsoft .net framework 4.6 setup download and install

This will display, to close some of the programmes.

microsoft .net framework 4.6 setup offline
microsoft .net framework 4.6 setup offline

You can see the installation is going on.

microsoft .net framework 4.6 setup offline
microsoft .net framework 4.6 setup offline

Once the installation is over, you can see a successful message like below:

microsoft .net framework 4.6 setup offline
microsoft .net framework 4.6 setup offline

Once Microsoft .net framework 4.6 installation is over, you can now run SharePoint 2016 “prerequisiteinstaller.exe” and it will start the Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 will start the installation.

Download and install microsoft .net framework 4.6
Download and install Microsoft .net framework 4.6

After this, you should be able to install SharePoint 2016.

In this tutorial, we learned how to fix error Microsoft .net framework 4.6 installation error which comes while installing SharePoint 2016.

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