• File Path: C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe
  • Description: Windows Features on Demand UX




Type Hash
MD5 13C83CB32EE31E91B85EE5F499BCB13C
SHA1 D4C9B250AC4196EE512DF9043610B259BE3B171D
SHA256 31BF2CF2FB4EAC38C03DC388A99680A421B426A44C6A1E870FB40D1D2DC72458
SHA384 BD1A550727DF759813AD8543A32E35C9D9C4B3EC3C809C82EFA4C6E3DF7C4BA20EEDF2889F961BC1DDDAADB692429619
SHA512 94602CBD182712B2A2140800E360B4FB6714CA3E6ECB4E68FA7421F6ECE926604297C954F5F38EDF4B8FB7826C32389DD9F955F5E566E1BFD1EA0C1FDB4B10CA
SSDEEP 3072:2AjbEaznWfH22ZsuX2xKwMPTnaSrIrvDQ:FbznWjZnXeKwMLnaqY

Runtime Data

Child Processes:



  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 330000023241FB59996DCC4DFF000000000232
  • Thumbprint: FF82BC38E1DA5E596DF374C53E3617F7EDA36B06
  • Issuer: CN=Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
  • Subject: CN=Microsoft Windows, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US

File Metadata

  • Original Filename: Fondue.EXE.MUI
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 10.0.18362.1 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.18362.1
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\Windows\system32\Fondue.exe 91
C:\windows\system32\Fondue.exe 93
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Fondue.exe 90
C:\Windows\system32\Fondue.exe 85
C:\Windows\system32\Fondue.exe 91
C:\Windows\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 86
C:\Windows\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 88
C:\WINDOWS\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 91
C:\Windows\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 88
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 90
C:\windows\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 85
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 90
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 90

Additional Info*

*The information below is copied from MicrosoftDocs, which is maintained by Microsoft. Available under CC BY 4.0 license.


Applies to: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Enables Windows optional features by downloading required files from Windows Update or another source specified by Group Policy. The manifest file for the feature must already be installed in your Windows image.


fondue.exe /enable-feature:<feature_name> [/caller-name:<program_name>] [/hide-ux:{all | rebootrequest}]


Parameter Description
/enable-feature:<feature_name> Specifies the name of the Windows optional feature you want to enable. You can only enable one feature per command line. To enable multiple features, use fondue.exe for each feature.
/caller-name:<program_name> Specifies the program or process name when you call fondue.exe from a script or batch file. You can use this option to add the program name to the SQM report if there is an error.
/hide-ux:{all | rebootrequest} Use all to hide all messages to the user including progress and permission requests to access Windows Update. If permission is required, the operation will fail.<p>Use rebootrequest to only hide user messages asking for permission to reboot the computer. Use this option if you have a script that controls reboot requests.


To enable Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8, type:

fondue.exe /enable-feature:NETFX4

To enable Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8, add the program name to the SQM report, and not display messages to the user, type:

fondue.exe /enable-feature:NETFX4 /caller-name:Admin.bat /hide-ux:all

Additional References

MIT License. Copyright (c) 2020-2021 Strontic.