How to install .NET Framework 4.8

This article provides step-by-step instructions on how to install .NET Framework 4.8 on a server or PC.

To successfully install and use the Princh Cloud Connector, it is crucial to have the .NET Framework 4.8 or a newer version already installed on your server or PC. Below, you will find two comprehensive guides that will walk you through the step-by-step process of:

How to determine which version of .NET Framework is already installed:

  1. On the Windows PC or Server, open the Registry Editor by either:
      1. Pressing the 'Windows Key + R' This key combination opens the Run dialog box.
          • Type “regedit”: In the Run dialog box, type “regedit” into the text field.
          • Press 'Enter' your keyboard or click 'OK' to launch the Registry Editor.
      2. OR, you can search for "Registry Editor" in the Windows Search Bar and open the application from there.
  2. Navigate to the following directory in the Registry Editor window to confirm the current version of .NET Framework. If the ‘Version’ is NOT listed as 4.8 or newer, please refer to the installation guide detailed below to install the correct version. 
    1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full

How to install .NET Framework 4.8 or newer:

  1. Navigate to the Microsoft .NET Framework download page.

  2. Download the .NET Framework 4.8 runtime version - simply click on the download link located on the right side of the screen and the download will being automatically.

  3. Once the bundle has been downloaded, run the installation bundle as administrator and wait while the Microsoft .NET Framework is downloaded and installed on the server or PC.

  4. After the installation is complete, click "Finish" and restart the machine.

  5. Double check Registry Editor to ensure, that .NET Framework 4.8 has been installed correctly.