.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 bootstrapper package error in visual studio setup project Enable Samesite for the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 bootstrapper package

If the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 bootstrapper package is selected in the Prerequisite dialog box for a Setup project or in ClickOnce publishing, and also the “Download prerequisites from the same location as my application” option is selected, the following build error is shown:

The install location for prerequisites has not been set to ‘component vendor’s web site’ and the file ‘dotNetFx35setup.exe’ in item ‘Microsoft.Net.Framework.3.5.SP1’ cannot be located on disk.

To resolve this issue:

Update the Package Data

  1. Open the [Program Files]\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\DotNetFx35SP1 folder or %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\DotNetFx35SP1 on x64 operating systems
  2. Edit the Product.xml file in Notepad.
  3. Paste the following into the < PackageFiles > element:
    <PackageFile Name=”TOOLS\clwireg.exe”/>
    <PackageFile Name=”TOOLS\clwireg_x64.exe”/>
    <PackageFile Name=”TOOLS\clwireg_ia64.exe”/>
  4. Find the element for < PackageFile Name=”dotNetFX30\XPSEPSC-x86-en-US.exe” and change the PublicKey value to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
  5. Find the element for < PackageFile Name=”dotNetFX30\XPSEPSC-amd64-en-US.exe” and change the PublicKey value to the same as in step 4 above
  6. Save the product.xml file


Download and Extract the Core Installation Files

  1. Navigate to the following URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118080
  2. Download the dotNetFx35.exe file to your local disk.
  3. Open a Command Prompt window and change to the directory to which you downloaded dotNetFx35.exe.
  4. At the command prompt, type:
    dotNetFx35.exe /x:.
    This will extract the Framework files to a folder named “WCU” in the current directory.
  5. Copy the contents of the WCU\dotNetFramework folder and paste them in the %Program Files%\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\DotNetFx35SP1 folder (%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\DotNetFx35SP1 on x64 operating systems). Note: Do not copy the WCU\dotNetFramework folder itself. There should be 5 folders under the WCU folder, and each of these should now appear in the DotNetFx35SP1 folder. The folder structure should resemble the following:
    o DotNetFx35SP1 (folder)

    • dotNetFX20 (folder
    • dotNetFX30 (folder)
    • dotNetFX35 (folder)
    • dotNetMSP (folder)
    • TOOLS folder)
    • en (or some other localized folder)
    • dotNetFx35setup.exe (file)

You may now delete the files and folders you downloaded and extracted in steps 2 and 4.


Download the Language Pack Support Files

  1. Refer to the Table below for the download locations.
  2. Navigate to the URL provided, and when prompted, download to the subdirectory of the dotNetFx35SP1 folder that is indicated in the table. Note: You must do this once for the x86, and also the x64 files, even if you do not have to support x64 with your package.




Source URL


Chinese (Simplified) x86 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118146 zh-CHS\DotNetFX35\x86
x64 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118151 zh-CHS\DotNetFX35\x64
Chinese (Traditional) x86 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118087 zh-CHT\DotNetFX35\x86
x64 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118050 zh-CHT\DotNetFX35\x64
English x86 N/A N/A
x64 N/A N/A
French x86 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118148 fr\DotNetFX35\x86
x64 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118153 fr\DotNetFX35\x64
German x86 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118149 de\DotNetFX35\x86
x64 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118154 de\DotNetFX35\x64
Italian x86 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118097 it\DotNetFX35\x86
x64 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118115 it\DotNetFX35\x64
Japanese x86 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118096 ja\DotNetFX35\x86
x64 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118114 ja\DotNetFX35\x64
Korean x86 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118147 ko\DotNetFX35\x86
x64 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118152 ko\DotNetFX35\x64
Portuguese – Brazil x86 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118092 pt-BR\DotNetFX35\x86
x64 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118110 pt-BR\DotNetFX35\x64
Russian x86 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118090 ru\DotNetFX35\x86
x64 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118108 ru\DotNetFX35\x64
Spanish x86 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118101 es\DotNetFX35\x86
x64 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=118119 es\DotNetFX35\x64



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