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Distributing vbrunSp3.exe to client machines

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I have a number of activeX controls that need the vbrunSp3 runtime files.... how can I distribute these files .. that are all stored in the .exe

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by:makerp
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offer a link on your site to download them, tell users that they need to install this before they can use your active x controls
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by:kikkertm
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You could create an internet package in Package and deployment wizard and include your runtimes in there. That should take care of (automatic) download of the needed runtimes.
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by:real_cp
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Yo kikkertm, I remember correctly, this will not install the .exe only download it to the client.

Unless one can convince the CAB procedure to also run the .exe the 'makerp' solution is better. There could be a one-time-only setup procedure that takes care of the install of all required VB controls. By doing this, the CAB files containing the ActiveX controls are as light as possible since they only need the actual control and no supporting dll's

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by:Grunge
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makerp ??
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by:real_cp
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Sorry, the solution posted by the user makerp
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by:makerp
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hi there
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just tuck a link away on your site that refers to the exe and then the user can either select run from current location or download, in any case they only have to do it once. i think that is a good enough soultion
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by:Grunge
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that was my initail idea to... however this does not open the dialog box with (run from current location/save)

it simply runs the file on the server

<a href="Vbrun60sp3.exe">
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by:Grunge
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i'm using pws... does this make a difference
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by:Grunge
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then i get this error

"The specified CGI application misbehaved by not returning a complete set of HTTP headers. The headers it did return are:"

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by:makerp
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zip it up, and download the zip
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by:Grunge
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it all gets a bit complicated for people.. (intranet) lot of basic computer knowledge users.
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by:makerp
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the thing is pws is limted in configuration, you need to set that directory to dis allow execute access, then it should offer to down load it, i dont know if you can mess with directory permissions in pws?
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by:Grunge
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permissions can't be altered in pws (from what i can see)... so i'll just have to go to IIS.

cheers
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