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.NET Framework Update

.NET is a programming framework created by Microsoft for building, deploying and running applications and services that use .NET technologies, such as desktop applications and web services.

In order to run, Ensemble requires you to have the latest .NET framework (4.6.1) installed in order to create the required software environment so that it can run effectively.

The principal features are:
  • Interoperability: This allows for .NET-developed programs to access functionalities in programs developed outside .NET.
  • Common Runtime Engine: Also known as the common language runtime, this allows programs developed in .NET to exhibit common behaviours in memory usage, exception handling and security.
  • Language Independence: Common language infrastructure specifications (CLI) allow for the exchange of data types between two programs developed in different languages.
  • Base Class Library: A library of code for most common functions--used by programmers to avoid repetitive rewriting of code.
  • Ease of Deployment: There are tools to ensure the ease of installing programs without interfering with previously installed applications.
  • Security: Programs developed in .NET are based on a common security model.
Microsoft ended support for .NET 4, 4.5 and 4.5.1 from January 2016. This means that users no longer have access to technical support and security updates from Microsoft. As a result, to remain secure we require you to keep up to date with these changes. This will not only increase the security of Ensemble, but also improve the running of the software.

To check which .NET Framework you currently have installed please download and run this free tool.


Once you have clicked on the link, a pop up window will open asking you if you want to run the file. Please click 'Run'

The tool will then open telling you which version of the .NET Framework you have installed and provide you with a link to allow you to update to the most up to date version if you don't yet have it.

The link will then take you through to this webpage where you will be asked to download the new .NET Framework.

When installing the new version you will need to select 'Run'. It will then ask you if you want the following program to make changes to your computer, please select 'Yes'.

The following window will then open asking you to agree to the terms and conditions, please read them and click 'Install'.

Once the update has finished you should then see this window.


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