Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5

Installing the newly released Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 instead of this release is recommended. If you do go ahead and install this SDK after VS2008 SP1, please ensure the patch described in Knowledge Base 974479 is applied. See Overview section for more information.
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    1.3 GB

  • Supported Operating System

    Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

      • Hard disk space - choose a disk drive with a minimum of 2.5 GB of free space.

      • We highly recommend that you have your machine fully patched through Microsoft Update before beginning setup.

      • The .NET Framework 3.0 tools and samples contained in this SDK are designed to work on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista® without need of an additional download. If you installed this SDK on Windows XP® or Windows Server 2003, you will need to install the .NET Framework 3.0

      • The .NET Framework 3.5 tools and samples contained in this SDK require installation of the .NET Framework 3.5 which is available with Visual Studio 2008 or a standalone install of the .NET Framework 3.5.

      • Information about obtaining Windows Server 2008 is available here.
      • Information about obtaining Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is available here
    • For this release, the Windows SDK is available either thru a
      • Web Setup that allows you to choose the components of the Windows SDK you wish to download and install, or

      • DVD ISO image file so that you can burn your own DVD. Due to the large size of the ISO file, we highly recommend that you use a download manager tool to manage the ISO download. To verify that your download of the ISO file for the Windows SDK is correct, check that the CRC and file size match the following:
        • CRC: 0x812A81E3
        • Size: 1394618368