Installation Note 48410: Attempts to enable .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise, and Windows Server 2012 fail
On Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise, and Windows Server 2012 server systems, when the SAS® Deployment Wizard attempts to install .NET Framework 3.5 during the System Requirements phase, a failure might occur.
In some SAS Deployment Wizard dialog boxes, a red circle with a white X appears, as shown below:
In addition, the following error message appears in the IT log for the SAS Deployment Wizard:
Controller - Can not execute file cmd.exe
/C%WINDIR%\SysNative\dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /all /NoRestart /Quiet
Activate the Windows Start screen and then enter mmc to activate the application search.
Select the mmc.exe application and click Run as administrator to start the Microsoft Management Console.
Select File ► Add/Remove Snap-in.
Select Group Policy Object from the Available snap-ins list in the left pane.
Click Add > to move your selection over to the Selected snap-ins list on the right.
On the Select Group Policy Object screen, click Finish.
Click OK to close the Add or Remove Snap-ins window.
In the left panel, expand Computer Configuration ► Administrative Templates.
In the right panel, scroll down and double-click Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair
Click the Enabled radio button.
In the Options section, activate the Contact Windows Update directly to download repair content instead of WSUS check box.
Click OK to close the window.
Click File, Exit to leave the Console. When asked Save console settings to Console1?, click No.
If your Windows operating system is 64-bit, return to the SAS Deployment Wizard and click Retry to allow the installation of .NET Framework 3.5 to complete. Otherwise, continue with SAS Note 50674: "The SAS® 9.3 installation process fails to enable .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 for 32-bit Microsoft Windows 8 and 32-bit Microsoft Windows Server 2012."
Operating System and Release Information
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise
For software releases that are not yet generally available, the Fixed
Release is the software release in which the problem is planned to be