While you are installing an Office Web Apps Server 2013 for your Skype for Business deployment you received the following error during installation:

"Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s): This product requires Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5"

You now started to troubleshoot the issue:

1.) Make sure that you installed all the prerequisites:

Add-WindowsFeature Web-Server,Web-Mgmt-Tools,Web-Mgmt-Console,Web-WebServer,Web-Common-Http,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Static-Content,Web-Performance,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Dyn-Compression,Web-Security,Web-Filtering,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-App-Dev,Web-Net-Ext45,Web-Asp-Net45,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Includes,InkandHandwritingServices,NET-Framework-Features,NET-Framework-Core,NET-HTTP-Activation,NET-Non-HTTP-Activ,NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45

which also included the 4.5 .net Framework

2.) Now check which .net Framework you have installed (more infos here) via:

Get-ItemProperty -Path “HKLM:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full” | Format-List Release

If that shows a version higher then 4.5 you might have already run Windows update and during this you installed a .net Framework and updated it to 4.6.



A solution which worked for me was to uninstall the following updates:

For .NET Framework 4.6.1 we removed the following KB: KB3102467
For .NET Framework 4.6 we removed the following KB: KB3045563

After they where removed and after a reboot from the OS was initiated I was able to install Office Web Apps Server 2013 without any issues.


Note 1:

Please keep noted that the .NET Framework version 4.6 and higher includes a new Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler which might cause issues with your MS Office Web Apps Server 2013 deployment. Microsoft mentioned here to disable that via:

Then, add the following:
Value name: useLegacyJit
Type: DWORD (32-bit) Value (also called REG_WORD)
Value: 1

When using .net Framework version 4.6 with Office Web Apps Server 2013


Note 2:

Keep noted that using .NET Framework 4.6 might also prevent you from updating/patching MS Office Web Apps Server 2013, so a good option might be currently to block the .NET Framework version 4.6 from being installed via Windows updates as explained here.

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