As most of you know by now, you need to specify the media location when installing .net 3.5 – well I did that today as I always do and it kept failing and telling me “The source files could not be found”. Eventually I came across a few other blog posts that said the following updates that came out on August 12, 2014 if installed will cause this installation to fail:
Sure enough, I had kb2966827 installed so I uninstalled it and the .net 3.5 installation succeeded. I am re-posting this fix in hopes that others will come across it. There are only a few blog posts out there and I haven’t found any official posts from Microsoft yet.
It does appear that
2966827 and 2966828 were revised on 9.9.2014 and 2966727 was revised again today (9.16.2014) so Microsoft might be in the process of fixing this issue.
For more details see the following:
October patches came with kb3005628, who’s sole purpose is to remove kb2966827 and kb2966828. A simpler fix is to just manually remove them…