The .NET Framework 4 Client Profile is available on Windows Update

Summary

The Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile provides a subset of features from the .NET Framework 4. The Client Profile can optimize client applications and enables the fastest possible deployment for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and for Windows Forms.

More Information

The .NET Framework 4 and the .NET Framework 4 Client Profile are available on Windows Update (WU) and on Windows Server Update Service (WSUS). Specifically, the .NET Framework 4 Client Profile is released as a recommended update that may be installed automatically on Windows Vista and Windows 7. The Client Profile is released as an optional update for Windows XP. In Windows XP, you must manually run WU and select the .NET Framework 4 Client Profile.

The .NET Framework 4 is available on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and on Windows Server 2008 R2 as an optional update.

On WSUS, the .NET Framework 4 is an optional update on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and on Windows Server 2008 R2. The .NET Framework 4 Client Profile is optional on Windows XP and recommended on Windows Vista and Windows 7.

For more information about .NET Framework 4 Clinet Profile, visit the following Microsoft Website:

Download Information

You can download Standalone Installer of .NET Framework 4 Client Profile by visiting Microsoft Downloading Center:

Known Issues

To resolve the "0x80246002" error, visit the following Microsoft Website:
958056 You receive a "0x80246002" error code when you use the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates
You may also encounter the following issues when you try to install this update:
  • The update installation fails.
  • The system keeps reminding you to install this update although you already installed it.
  • The desktop does not load.
If you encounter one of the issues mentioned above, you may try the following methods.

Method 1: Reset Windows Update components and then try updating your computer
Method 1: Reset Windows Update components and then try updating your computer
Method 2: Manually download the update from the download link and then install it in clean boot mode
Method 2: Manually download the update from the download link and then install it in clean boot mode

References

For information about the .NET Framework 4, visit the following Microsoft website:For more information about the benefits of the .NET Framework, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

829019 Benefits of the Microsoft .NET Framework

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Article ID: 982670 - Last Review: Feb 12, 2013 - Revision: 1

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