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




Type Hash
MD5 EEEA1F28FE960B2CA15A199B8EE96E5E
SHA1 B44F2287F2454A6BE22C314564C1822FC7876616
SHA256 933CBAF190163D0DDCBBD1E18EEBD1D0583856E86E2802C6AA5E807856E6478C
SHA384 259D5A33B65883472EBCA87F7B12E04C9F64676799860D193034D60430A7C477D73FD45A11CB3E69432551A3C0BC85FA
SHA512 9300CB23C5E3B9B58B02C72C713B53129201AE2B35182BB2D5B83E4BAC56336323E50D1B48566617A7AA90216CB523DFCDAB51A61C382ED5BAAF77770D0EE0B1
SSDEEP 3072:5PPh4AbEaznWfH22ZsuX2xKwMPTnaSrIrvDi:E+znWjZnXeKwMLnaqY

Runtime Data

Child Processes:



  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 33000000BCE120FDD27CC8EE930000000000BC
  • Thumbprint: E85459B23C232DB3CB94C7A56D47678F58E8E51E
  • 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: 10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616)
  • Product Version: 10.0.14393.0
  • 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 83
C:\Windows\system32\Fondue.exe 83
C:\Windows\system32\Fondue.exe 88
C:\Windows\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 85
C:\Windows\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 88
C:\WINDOWS\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 85
C:\Windows\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 88
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 90
C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 90
C:\windows\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 83
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 88

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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