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Installing .NET Tools on Air Gapped Systems

In today’s digital age, the vast majority of our tasks rely heavily on internet connectivity. However, there are scenarios, more common than one might think, where systems are intentionally kept offline for security or other reasons. These air-gapped or isolated systems, like Azure VMs in a restricted VNET, pose unique challenges, especially when it comes to software installation. One such challenge is installing .NET tools, a task that’s straightforward with an internet connection but can become a complex endeavor without one. In this blog, we’ll delve deep into the intricacies of using the dotnet command line reference to seamlessly install .NET tools on machines that don’t have the luxury of internet access. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or just starting out, this guide aims to simplify the seemingly daunting process and equip you with the knowledge to conquer the offline world of .NET installations. Before diving into the nitty-gritty of offline installations, it’s essentia