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Created by Aaron Parker
Created on Mar 10, 2022

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.

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  • Adam Alexander
    Aug 1, 2022

    Would love to see this as well. We have a few apps that need this as a prereq and it would be great to always have the latest version pulling in via a dependency

  • Joe Grant
    Jul 22, 2022

    I am running into this issue when deploying 'Hand brake' as a pre-req is

    when a user launches 'Hand Brake' for the first time, it does not load and tells them to download the .net runtime, which they obviously should not have to do

    can this be added and also is there someway for it to be set as an included dependancy for 'Hand Brake' (and any other apps that need it?)

    as mentioned, the current 'core' offering is not the correct one for this, the 'desktop' one is needed.

    thank you

  • Kevin Zachry
    Jun 14, 2022

    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
    May 19, 2022

    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
    May 18, 2022

    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
    Mar 31, 2022

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

  • Henko TerBlanche
    Mar 30, 2022

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

  • Anthony Crotty
    Mar 16, 2022


  • Claudio Mendes
    Mar 14, 2022


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Installer support for .Net Desktop Runtime

DotNet Desktop Runtime 6.0.1 or newer is currently required for Handbrake, but does not have a ConfigMgr installer available, meaning that we need to package and distribute independently. This was previously proposed in Idea 1190, but not supporte...
Jason Birch 7 months ago in Application Request 0 PLANNED