Today, the company’s IT and I wanted to install .Net 3.5 on a workstation. Wondering why it takes so long, I started my favorite search engine and looked for a solution. And after a few clicks, I finally found it…. the network connection. On the company’s network there is a great number of network shares available. Before installation, the .Net installer wants to see all the files in that folders. Because there are a lot of folders with even more files on the network, the better idea was to take of the network cable until the installer finished looking for files on the network shares.

I hope this helps…