4 Microsoft Implementations

The information in this document is applicable to the following versions of the Microsoft .NET Framework:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7

The following table provides a mapping of the major .NET Framework versions to the major versions of Windows on which they are supported. For information on .NET Framework minor versioning and lifecycle support, see [MSKB-17455].

.NET Framework Versions

1.0

1.1

2.0

3.0

3.5

4.0

4.5

4.6

4.7

Windows OS Versions

Windows 98 operating system

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

Windows Millennium Edition operating system

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

Windows NT 4.0 operating system

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Windows 2000 operating system

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

Windows XP operating system

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Windows Server 2003 operating system

Yes

Yes*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Windows Server 2003 R2 operating system

No

Yes

Yes*

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Windows Vista operating system

No

Yes

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Windows Server 2008 operating system

No

Yes

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Windows 7 operating system

No

No

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system

No

No

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Windows 8 operating system

No

No

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

Yes*

Yes

No

Windows Server 2012 operating system

No

No

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

Yes*

Yes

No

Windows 8.1 operating system

No

No

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

Yes*

Yes

No

Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system

No

No

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

Yes*

Yes

No

Windows 10 operating system

No

No

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

Yes

Yes*

No

Windows Server 2016 operating system

No

No

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

Yes

Yes*

No

Windows 10 v1703 operating system

No

No

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes*

* Denotes the versions of the Windows Operating Systems on which a version of the .NET Framework is installed as part of the initial operating system installation.

Exceptions, if any, are noted in the following section.

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