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




Type Hash
MD5 F995D2EF9220F33C260425DB39ED05A3
SHA1 E52B96C6263BE61D632E87861F052B6DABE392BF
SHA256 29A612CAA964CE61D8FFBC2951EC2C1A401AB775C1883782AD83FDE8CFA19DE6
SHA384 F6B38EB1BE00D6E4D408CDB2C25C104CB54501206FB12446487A22B7833ACE6494BAC08EC8B34DAF9098ABDFC879583A
SHA512 CC630797C013E368CFAB47DB1D643D10E8590F69B09AFB4748D4A1B06F00858231AE41B6F39F81DAB17131311E136114A1E39127B1C9F17298AA7FFB9297A5C4
SSDEEP 3072:s4H1bKbEaznWfH22ZsuX2xKwMPTnaSrIrvDi:sobMznWjZnXeKwMLnaqY


  • 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 86
C:\windows\system32\Fondue.exe 88
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Fondue.exe 83
C:\Windows\system32\Fondue.exe 80
C:\Windows\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 86
C:\Windows\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 86
C:\WINDOWS\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 86
C:\Windows\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe 88
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 91
C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 91
C:\windows\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 80
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Fondue.exe 86
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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