• File Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Fondue.exe
  • Description: Windows Features on Demand UX




Type Hash
MD5 79DF3567F912F45AE9BC0664A397C858
SHA1 E5989DB8B712AAD3632AC38465B8DE62ABD32758
SHA256 837E26DA67BBBAD8675C7AEF8E68A4F01425DBDCAB02D35FC6CDFE99A7B36C88
SHA384 DFDE6552FB5E2FA9EE7B8913CB1FBF828F5076149C9EEC4CEE20EFF3769A750F99A0F4033FCC9BC2C47F193F60B55E69
SHA512 724E306AD61709F716A832AB9E1CC7ABE7894BCBA2DBC5D98E5D5A2C4A96E2BE62CCD6F02AC13C3C7E593DAAB8DB37DC02E50E552186E42705A5B4E6B5F496BD
SSDEEP 3072:jHQU8hibEaznWfH22ZsuX2xKwMPTnaSrIrvDQ:jHOh0znWjZnXeKwMLnaqY


  • 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 85
C:\windows\system32\Fondue.exe 85
C:\Windows\system32\Fondue.exe 86
C:\Windows\system32\Fondue.exe 83
C:\Windows\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 82
C:\Windows\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 86
C:\WINDOWS\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 85
C:\Windows\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 85
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 83
C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 90
C:\windows\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 85
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 85
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 83

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

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