The .NET Framework 4.5.1 is distributed through Windows Update. Some customers may have a business requirement to block the automatic installation of the .NET Framework 4.5.1 in their managed environment. This article describes how to do that. This method is applicable for computers that are running one of the following operating systems:
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2012
We strongly recommend that you do not block the installation of the .NET Framework 4.5.1. However, if you have a business reason to temporarily block the installation in an environment in which the Automatic Updates feature is enabled, you can modify the registry to temporarily block the installation of the .NET Framework 4.5.1.
Article ID: 2721187 - Last Review: Nov 26, 2013 - Revision: 1