Downloads of v 3.1.20:


Last Update:

12 Oct 2021

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Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft


microsoft .net core runtime redistributable

Microsoft .NET Core Runtime

This is not the latest version of Microsoft .NET Core Runtime available.

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3.1.20 | Updated: 12 Oct 2021



Downloads of v 3.1.20:


Software Author(s):

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Microsoft .NET Core Runtime 3.1.20

This is not the latest version of Microsoft .NET Core Runtime available.

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Has dependencies through dotnetcore-runtime.install and vcredist2015 on

  • KB3033929
  • KB2919355
  • kb2999226

One requires a reboot.


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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- name: Install dotnetcore-runtime
    name: dotnetcore-runtime
    version: '3.1.20'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'dotnetcore-runtime' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.1.20'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller dotnetcore-runtime
    Name     = "dotnetcore-runtime"
    Version  = "3.1.20"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'dotnetcore-runtime':
  ensure   => '3.1.20',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 12 Oct 2021.


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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime 1451 Sunday, October 31, 2021 Approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime 3.1.20 6689 Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime 3.1.19 6602 Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime 3.1.18 6627 Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime 3.1.17 6152 Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime 3.1.16 6267 Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime 3.1.15 5530 Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Approved
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