SharePoint 2013 Cannot Install – This product requirements Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5

I have been building a new SharePoint 2013 farm for a client and was unable to install SharePoint 2013 binaries due to the following error:

This product requirements Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5

.NET 4.5 was installed, but it turns out that a recent patch had also deployed .NET 4.6.1 as well. The SharePoint 2013 setup doesn’t pick that up and fails with the message above.

Resolution: uninstall .NET 4.6.x via Add/Remove Programs, View installed updates, and located the KB reference for the version of the .Net Framework you want to remove. In my case it was KB3102467.

After uninstalling I could continue with the install.

 

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