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Microsoft Windows Desktop Runtime 6.x

The Microsoft .NET Core Runtime and Hosting Bundle 2/3/5/6 is already available in the catalog; however the Microsoft Windows Desktop Runtime is a seperate package. Windows desktop applications written for .NET Core will require this runtime instead.

Note the package is listed as both the Microsoft .NET Desktop Runtime and the Microsoft Windows Desktop Runtime.

Version 5.x and 6.x are available, but 5.x goes EOS May 08, 2022.

The .NET Core Runtime and Hosting Bundle package ends up installing the Windows Server Hosting bundle, even when deployed to desktops, so the existing packages aren't ideal for most desktop estates.

  • Aaron Parker
  • Mar 10 2022
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  • Kevin Zachry commented
    14 Jun 04:11pm

    I am running into this issue too. The current .Net Core Runtime and Hosting Bundle installs server related frameworks that are not needed on desktops.

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    Andrew Jimenez commented
    19 May 05:54pm

    I believe we are going to provide the desktop runtime installers for initial deployment in the future, no timeframe on this yet though.

  • Jason Birch commented
    18 May 06:44pm

    Updates for this are now provided by MS, but it would be nice if PatchMyPC provided the Desktop Runtime installers for ConfigMgr and Intune for initial deployment.

  • Henko TerBlanche commented
    31 Mar 01:39pm

    FYI: If your environment has WSUS or SCCM / Config Manager, it's deployable there too. Reference:

  • Henko TerBlanche commented
    30 Mar 04:22pm

    +1 Please pretty please with sugar on top! :-) And ideally 3.x and 5.x also.

  • Anthony Crotty commented
    16 Mar 08:30pm


  • Claudio Mendes commented
    14 Mar 09:55am


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