How to temporarily block the installation of the .NET Framework 4.5.1 and its corresponding language packs

Introduction


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
Note After this blocker is applied on a computer, Windows Update does not provide the downloads for the following .NET Framework 4.5.1 updates and corresponding language packs:

2858725 The .NET Framework 4.5.1 and its corresponding language packs are available on Windows Update

2858726 The .NET Framework 4.5.1 Language Packs are available for Windows Server 2012 on Windows Update

2881468 The .NET Framework 4.5.1 is available for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

More Information

The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 is being released on Windows Update and Windows Server Update Service (WSUS). The .NET Framework 4.5.1 is categorized as a recommended update on all applicable platforms. A recommended update is automatically installed depending on the Automatic Update settings of a particular computer.

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.

How to temporarily block the installation of the .NET Framework 4.5.1

References

For more information about these and other features of the .NET Framework 4.5.1, go to the following Microsoft website:


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ID do Artigo: 2721187 - Última Revisão: 26/11/2013 - Revisão: 1

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