No, it is not installed on ANY PPC. You can do the quick install from this URL. The next update, coming out hopefully by the end of this week will have two install choices, one with and one without the Compact Framework v2 in it.
Trying to install Pocket PC Edition - Missing Components/.NET Compact Framework, etc.
The Pocket PC edition requires the Microsoft .NET Compact framework. The .NET Compact Framework is included in Windows Mobile 2003 and later. For devices throwing an error due to an outdated or missing version, please download the latest Microsoft .NET Compact Framework to update your Pocket PC/Windows Mobile device. __________________ Neal Culiner NC Software, Inc.
That is an item from the APDL section most likely as APDL uses .NET Compact Framework version 1. .NET Compact Framework version 1 *is* installed on most Pocket PC's now. However, .NET Compact Framework Version 2 is not.