Microsoft .Net Framework 4 Extended

Urgent action is required:

From the Capita SIMS and FMS Summer 2011 release and update is required to the Microsoft .net Framework. This release of SIMS .net has been designed by Capita to work only with Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 Extended. This means that any computers/laptops that run SIMS .net must have Microsoft .net Framework 4.0 installed.  SIMS .net will NOT work without the new Framework.

Do you need to take any action?

SIMS Terminal Server = Schools that have their SIMS and FMS data hosted by Scomis do not need to take any action

Upgrade Service = Schools that buy into the Scomis Remote Upgrade Service have had the main admin machine/server updated via CentraStage but all workstations accessing SIMS .Net will need to run this update

Anything Else = Schools that aren’t on the SIMS Terminal Server and don’t buy into the Scomis Remote Upgrade Service will need to run this update on any and all computers accessing SIMS .Net

Below is the link to download the dotnetfx4 package which will install Microsoft .Net Framework 4 Extended onto your computer.

This is a custom package which checks that the software pre requisites are met (Windows Imaging Component is present) and if not installs them.

It includes the correct software for :

  • Windows XP SP3 (please note Windows XP is no longer a supported operating system. If you are still using Windows XP you should upgrade or replace your computer).
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Windows Vista SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

Supports x86, x64 and ia64 architectures

This Download is now only available for schools using the SWGfL ISP.Microsoft .Net Framework 4 Extended Download

Click on the download link in the green box above,  you will be asked to Run, Save or Cancel

Select Save and save the file to C:\Support

The dotnetfx4.exe file will now download to your local C:\ drive

Once the download is finished, browse to C:\Support and locate the dotnetfx4.exe file

Double click it to run and the following black screen will appear – if you get an error at this stage please call the Scomis Service Desk for advice

When the black screen disappears, the install is complete – please go into Control Panel and Add/Remove Programs to confirm this. You will see an entry in the list for “Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended” and just above this “Microsoft .NET Framework 4 CLient Profile”


If you dont see the entries for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended and Client Profile please log a call with the Scomis Service Desk for further advice, otherwise the required software is now installed.


Internet Explorer 9 Users – when you click on the blue download link above – you will be asked if you want to run or save – click on the arrow next to the save button and select “Save as” – Browse to C:\Support and click save.


Once downloaded you will see the following screen:

In the red highlighted pop up – click on “Actions” and then “More options” and then “Run anyway”. When you click on “Run anyway” the black box from above will appear.



Posted in, Technical and tagged , , , , , .