Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack and language packs

This article describes the .NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack and language packs.

Original product version:   .NET Framework 4.6.1
Original KB number:   3105179

.NET Framework 4.6.1

The .NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack is a package that lets developers build applications that target the .NET Framework 4.6.1 by using Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2012, or third-party integrated development environments (IDEs). It's a single package that bundles the .NET Framework 4.6.1, the .NET 4.6.1 Targeting Pack, and the .NET 4.6.1 software development kit (SDK). The associated language packs for Developer Pack contain the language-specific resources for the .NET Framework 4.6.1, the .NET 4.6.1 SDK, and the language intelliSense.

This package installs the following components:

  • .NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack (NDP461-DevPack-KB3105179-ENU.exe): Contains the .NET Framework 4.6.1, .NET 4.6.1 Targeting Pack, .NET 4.6.1 SDK, and the ENU IntelliSense.
  • .NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack language pack (NDP461-DevPack-KB3105179-(Lang).exe): Contains the corresponding .NET Framework 4.6.1 language pack, .NET 4.6.1 SDK Language Pack, and the language IntelliSense.


This package shouldn't be used if you intend to redistribute the .NET Framework. In that case, you should download the web installer.

Download information

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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More information

For more information about the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1, see Known issues for the .NET Framework 4.6.1.

This version of the .NET Framework runs side by side with the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and its earlier versions, but does an in-place update for the .NET Framework 4, the .NET Framework 4.5, the .NET Framework 4.5.1, the .NET Framework 4.5.2, and the .NET Framework 4.6.

Command-line switches for this update

For the information about the various command-line options that are supported by this update, see .NET Framework deployment guide for developers.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you install this update. We recommend that you exit all applications that are using the .NET Framework before you install this update.

Operating system support

The .NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack and Language Packs support the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2