Our developers have developed a number of applications in .NET v1.0. Microsoft has released .NET v2.0 and it is on WindowsUpdate for users to download. Unfortunately, if anyone installs it, it will break the applications the developers have created.

Does anyone know of a way I can block .NET v2.0 from installing on a computer?

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I can't say there is an easy solution. You can block Windows Update via group policy but that will not prevent a user that gets their hands on the MSI from Microsoft. In order to block the MSI you would have to look at restricting users from installing software by using other security restrictions. I'm not sure what your exact situation is but it could take some work to prevent the installation of the MSI depending on how your infrastructure is configured.
Answered 11/15/2005 by: kkaminsk
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Please correct me if im wrong, but i believe you can run multiple version of .NET
Developers then code there application to use the correct version of .NET on the client.


So double check with a test, and talk to your developers about targeting the old version of .Net

I agree with kkaminsk to really block its installl 100% you will need to use software restriction policy (group policy).
Answered 11/15/2005 by: rahvintzu
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I was trying to google up the paper I found many months ago on running multiple frameworks but I cannot find it. Here is a link for configuring the Side by Side execution.

Answered 11/16/2005 by: kkaminsk
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